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.” Kentucky Review. (2016)

“Composting.” Forthcoming in The James Dickey Review.

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

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

"Red-Tail Hawk." Calamaro. (2016).

"Erosion." Xavier Review. (2016).

"Mackinaw Concerto." Main Street Rag (2016)

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

"Channel Cats, Dusk."The Lindenwood Review. (2016)

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

"Cold Portions." Chiron Review. (2016)

"Field Dog." I-70 Review. (2016)

"Sunrise Overtime." Third Wednesday. (2016).

"Double Down."  Third Wednesday. (2016).

"Blue Ridge Descent." Third Wednesday. (2016).

"Cateechee Blue Yodel Number 3." The Lake. (2017)

"Dawn, Six Mile Creek."  The Cape Rock. (2017)

"Wise Distance." Tar River Poetry. (2017).

"Love Seat." Main Street Rag. (2017).

"Lightscape." The Broad River Review. (2017).

"Cateechee Trail." Timberline Review. (2017).

"Blue Heron." West Texas Literary Review. (2017).

"Mountain Elder." West Texas Literary Review. (2017).

"The Long Way." South 85 Journal. (2017).

"Precursor." San Pedro River Review. (2017).

"Notices." San Pedro River Review. (2017).

"Arrivals." Town Creek Poetry. (2017) (As featured poet)

"Dusk Greeting." Town Creek Poetry. (2017) (As featured poet)

"Frequencies." Town Creek Poetry. (2017) (As featured poet)

"Scraping the Varnish." Town Creek Poetry. (2017) (As featured poet)

"Sulfites." Town Creek Poetry. (2017) (As featured poet)

"Cateechee Trail: Oak Trees After Sleet." Town Creek Poetry. (2017) (As featured poet)

"Cateechee Blue Yodel Number 5." Vine Leaves Literary Journal. (2017)

"On Whether to Accept Prescription Narcotics." Vine Leaves Literary Journal. (2017)

"Wild Seed." The Main Street Rag. (2017).

"Spore." Valparaiso Poetry Review. (2017)

"Winter Nova." Atlanta Review. (2017)

"Dress Rehearsal." San Pedro River Review. (2018)

"Pink Slip." I-70 Review. (2018)

¨Lamplight.¨ SLANT, a Journal of Poetry. (2018)

"Smoke."  Louisiana Literature. (2018)

"Six Mile Creek at Night." Louisiana Literature. (2018)

"Ditch Weeds." Plainsongs. (2018)

"Lean." San Pedro River Review. (2018, as featured poet).

"Deal." San Pedro River Review (2018, as featured poet).

"Covenant."San Pedro River Review (2018, as featured poet).

"Aperture."  San Pedro River Review (2018, as featured poet).

“Recoil.” Valparaiso Poetry Review. 2018.

“Rise.” I-70 Review (2019, as featured poet).

“Glide.” I-70 Review (2019, as featured poet).

“Solstice.” I-70 Review (2019, as featured poet).

“Interest.” I-70 Review (2019, as featured poet).

“Flickers.” I-70 Review (2019, as featured poet).

“Headwaters.” Main Street Rag. 2019

“Shift.” Main Street Rag. 2019

“Edges.” Tar River Poetry. 2019

"Annuals." Birmingham Poetry Journal. 2019

“Crowe Road.” Chiron Review. 2019

“Rose Mallow.” Forthcoming in Louisiana Literature.

“Rattlebox.” Forthcoming in Atlanta Review.

“Offerings".” Forthcoming in Valparaiso Poetry Review.

"Leaving Valdosta." Forthcoming in Main Street Rag.



“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.