Robert Lee Kendrick

308 Princess Grace

Clemson SC, 29631




Ph.D.      University of South Carolina; August 1998.

                                                Major Area: Eighteenth-Century British Literature.

                                                Minor Areas: Critical Theory, Comparative Literature.

                                                Dissertation: “Performing the Polis: Hermeneutics, Ethics, and the Literary Imagination”

(Dissertation Directors: Meili Steele and Steven Lynn).

M.A.        Illinois State University; December 1993. Major Area: American Literature.

B.G.S.     The University of Iowa; August 1988. 


Tennessee Williams Scholar in poetry, Sewanee Writers' Conference, 2017.



“After a Thunderstorm." Iodine Poetry Journal. (2008).

"Icarus." Illuminations. (2008).

"Witness." Tipton Poetry Journal. (2013).

"phenomenology of the knuckleball." Blast Furnace. (2013).

"primitives." Blast Furnace. (2013).

"it was the summer when everything was white.” Main Street Rag. (2014)

“I used to work in a slaughterhouse.” Main Street Rag. (2014)

“detroit rock city”. The Red Earth Review. (2014)

“solid things.” The Meadow. (2014)

“June ’88.” The Meadow. (2014)

“Out of Season” Stonecoast Review. (2014)

“the cornpunk sea.” Straylight Literary Magazine. (2014).

“Shadow Ball.” San Pedro River Review. (2014) Contributing Editor Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

“The Names For Speed.” Kestrel. (2014) Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

“Small Town Hustle.” The Chaffin Journal (2014).

“Junaluska Motel.” The Chaffin Journal (2014).

“Theft” The Chaffin Journal (2014)

“South Mason Street, 1976.” San Pedro River Review (2015)

“Knowing the Man by His Grip.” Kentucky Review (2015)

 “Solvent Can.” The Lindenwood Review. (2015). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

“Looking at Six Mile Creek.” The Lindenwood Review. (2015). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

 “Fight Night at Miller’s Tap” The Concho River Review. (2015)

“Winter Skin.” The Chiron Review. (2015)

“street music.” Main Street Rag. (2015)

“burning nebraska.” San Pedro River Review. (2015)

“My Own Boss.” The Meadow. (2015)

“Applied Physics.” The Meadow. (2015)

“Dinner With Bob.” Edison Literary Review. (2015)

“Gratuities.” The I-70 Review. (2015)

“Return From Orbit.”  Westview. (2015).

“permeability.” Main Street Rag. (2015)

“Walking Lay Bridge Road After the Night Shift.” The Chaffin Journal. (2015)

“Light Up the Short End.” Third Wednesday Magazine. (2015)

 “Catch & Release.” The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. (2015)

“Water Moccasin.” The South Carolina Review. (2015)

“Halfway Across Georgia, I Stop at the Remains of a Topless Diner", The South Carolina Review. (2015)

“Tasks.” Town Creek Poetry (2015)

“Discharges and Day Shifts.” Town Creek Poetry (2015)

“Storm Passing, Six Mile Creek.” Town Creek Poetry (2015)

“Crow Matins.” Calamaro. (2016)

“Waste Management. Vine Leaves Literary Journal. (2016)

“Trespass With a Backbeat.” Vine Leaves Literary Journal. (2016)

“Lefort Fractures in the Present Tense.” The Meadow (2016)

“Two Lane Anabaisis.” Main Street Rag (2016)

“The Foul Line.” Peregrine (2016)

“Salvage Yard.” Hartskill Review (2016)

“Detour.” Bop Dead City (2016)

“Step Lively.” San Pedro River Review (2016)

"In Pickens County." I-70 Review (2016).

“Last Stop at Karnatz Farm.” Louisiana Literature (2016).

“December 1976.”  Steel Toe Review (2016).

“On Old Central Hill. Chiron Review (2016).

“Fluid Dynamics.” Chiron Review (2016).

“Scientific Wild-Ass Guess.” Forthcoming in Kentucky Review.

“Composting.” Forthcoming in The James Dickey Review.

“Low River Stage.”  The James Dickey Review (2016).

“El Camino.” Concho River Review (2016).

"Wise Distance." Tar River Poetry. 2017.

"Red-Tail Hawk." Forthcoming in Calamaro.

"Erosion." Xavier Review. (2016).

"Mackinaw Concerto." Main Street Rag (2016)

"dead bop city." Bop Dead City (2016).

"Channel Cats, Dusk." Forthcoming in The Lindenwood Review

"100 White Street." The Sow's Ear Poetry Review (2016).

"Cold Portions." Forthcoming in Chiron Review.

"Field Dog." Forthcoming in I-70 Review.

"Sunrise Overtime." Third Wednesday. 2016.

"Double Down."  Third Wednesday. 2016.

"Blue Ridge Descent." Third Wednesday. 2016.

"Smoke." Forthcoming in Louisiana Literature

"Six Mile Creek at Night." Forthcoming in Louisiana Literature.

"Dawn, Six Mile Creek." Forthcoming in The Cape Rock

"Love Seat." Forthcoming in Main Street Rag.

"Cateechee Blue Yodel Number 3." The Lake. 2016.

"Cateechee Blue Yodel Number 5." Forthcoming in Vine Leaves Literary Journal.

"On Whether to Accept Prescription Narcotics." Forthcoming in Vine Leaves Literary Journal.

"Lightscape." Forthcoming in The Broad River Review

"Cateechee Trail." Forthcoming in Timberline Review.

"Blue Heron." Forthcoming in West Texas Literary Review.

"Mountain Elder." Forthcoming in West Texas Literary Review.

"The Long Way." Forthcoming in South 85 Journal.

"Winter Nova." Forthcoming in Atlanta Review.

"Precursor." Forthcoming in San Pedro River Review.

"Notices." Forthcoming in San Pedro River Review.



“Other Questions: Phillis Wheatley and the Ethics of Interpretation.” Cultural  

              Critique 38(Winter 1997-98). 39-64.

“Phillis Wheatley and the Intertextual Epic.” The African American Review 30.1 (Spring 1996):


“Edward Rochester and the Margins of Masculinity in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea.” Papers

on Language and Literature 30.3 (Summer 1994): 235-57.

“Snatching a Laurel, Wearing a Mask: Phillis Wheatley’s Literary Nationalism and the Problem of

               Style.” Style 27.3 (Summer 1993): 222-251.