KEVIN BOYLE was born and grew up in Philadelphia, receiving his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended graduate school at Boston University and the University of Iowa. Kevin Boyle's poems have appeared in The Greensboro Review, Alaska Quarterly, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. His chapbook, The Lullaby of History, won the Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Prize and was published in 2002. Boyle teaches at Elon University in North Carolina where he lives with his wife and two daughters.
"Boyle's poems are ambitious in form, theme, and style, but never merely egotistical. When they are not singing with a full-throated, operatic grace, they are telling memorable stories." -- Rodney Jones, judge