Mimi S. Dixon

Kent H. Dixon

Criticism, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Kent H. Dixon is primarily a prose writer, but has published in all genres. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, The Georgia Review, The Antioch Review, The Gettysburg Review, The American Prospect, Energy Review, Florida Review, Kansas Quarterly, Shenandoah, and many other journals and anthologies. Recent translations include Mallarmé’s L’après-midi d’un faune and Rilke’s “Leichen-Wäsche,” Sappho and Baudelaire in Transference, and hibakusha (A-bomb survivor poetry) in Luna: A Journal of Poetry and Translation. Proudest work: a graphic novel of The Epic of Gilgamesh, a collaboration with his artist son Kevin playing with yet staying true to Kent's own 'enhanced rendition' of the original. It's the joys and tribulations of father and son team bringing that epic to modern readership in comic book form that will be their conference presentation.

Kent has won awards and grants for his writing, notably firsts in Story Magazine's Love Story Competition, Sport Literate, Libido: Journal of Sense and Sensibility, and Arc River Review; several Finalists, Pushcart nominations, Notables in BASStories and BAEssays, and three Ohio Arts Council awards. He is currently working on a screenplay about Homer when not bouncing about in several other projects. He grew up in Miami Beach, Florida, and has traveled and lived abroad, where with his wife he taught creative writing for four summers to American students at the Paris American Academy. 

Festival Years: 2024

Recommended Reading

The Epic of Gilgamesh