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Kathy Fagan Grandinetti

Kathy  Fagan Grandinetti

Kathy Fagan Grandinetti

College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of English


464 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Poetry


  • PhD, English, University of Utah
  • MFA, Poetry, Columbia University
  • BA, English, California State University, Fresno

Kathy Fagan’s sixth poetry collection, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, is Bad Hobby (Milkweed Editions, 2022), available both in print and audio. Her previous book, Sycamore (Milkweed, 2017), was a finalist for the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Award. Fagan’s work has appeared in venues such as The Atlantic, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Poetry, The Nation, The New Republic, Kenyon ReviewThe Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and Best American Poetry. A 2023-24 Guggenheim Fellow, Fagan is the recipient of NEA, Ingram Merrill, Greater Columbus Arts Council, and Ohio Arts Council grants, in addition to Frost Place and MacDowell residencies. Fagan co-founded the MFA Program in Creative Writing at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, for which she served two terms as Director and over twenty years as Poetry Editor of The Journal. An ASC Distinguished Professor of English, she teaches poetry and co-edits the annual The Journal/OSU Press Wheeler Poetry Prize Series.

Selected Publications

  • Bad Hobby. Milkweed Editions, 2022. 
  • Sycamore. Milkweed Editions, 2017.
  • MOVING & ST RAGE, University of North Texas Press, 1999.

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