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, TriQuarterlyThe Georgia Review, The Antioch Review, The Gettysburg Review, The American Prospect, Shenandoah, and many other journals. 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. With his artist son Kevin, he created the opening graphic novel excerpt of The Epic of Gilgamesh in editor Russ Kick’s 2012 three-volume anthology The Graphic Canon. Kent was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from University of Iowa—the Writers’ Workshop. Until retiring in 2013, he taught creative writing and literature at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where he lives with his writer wife and continues to teach whitewater kayaking.

Festival Years: 2024

Recommended Reading

The Epic of Gilgamesh