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Kenzie Allen

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Department of English

Assistant Professor

Office: 642 Atkinson
Phone: 416-736-5166 Ext: 22146
Email: dmallen@yorku.ca
Primary website: Website & Portfolio


Kenzie Allen is a poet and multimodal artist. Her research centers on documentary and visual poetics, literary cartography, and the enactment of Indigenous sovereignties through creative works. A descendant of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, her most recent project is a multimodal book of poetry which incorporates intergenerational histories and diasporic movements, Haudenosaunee traditions, and archival materials of the Carlisle Indian Boarding School. Her poems can be found in Boston Review, Narrative Magazine, Best New Poets, and other venues, and she is the recipient of a 2021 92 Street Y Discovery Prize and an inaugural 2021 James Welch Prize for Indigenous Poets.

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Degrees

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MFA, University of Michigan
BA, Washington University in St. Louis

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Current Research Projects

The Poet as Ethnographer, Artist, and Enemy of the State

    Summary:

    A survey of documentary poetics, focusing on representation and artifice, archives and inventions, and methods and impacts.

    Description:

    Considering techniques such as counterforensics, code-switching, and formal presentation, this essay series examines the documentary poet in their various roles as cultural interlocutor, imaginative interpreter, and activist.

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Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/CWR2600 6.0 B Introduction to Creative Writing SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/CWR3620 6.0 A Intermediate Poetry Workshop SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/EN3305 3.0 M Native American Literature SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/CWR2600 6.0 B Introduction to Creative Writing SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/CWR3620 6.0 A Intermediate Poetry Workshop SEMR


Kenzie Allen is a poet and multimodal artist. Her research centers on documentary and visual poetics, literary cartography, and the enactment of Indigenous sovereignties through creative works. A descendant of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, her most recent project is a multimodal book of poetry which incorporates intergenerational histories and diasporic movements, Haudenosaunee traditions, and archival materials of the Carlisle Indian Boarding School. Her poems can be found in Boston Review, Narrative Magazine, Best New Poets, and other venues, and she is the recipient of a 2021 92 Street Y Discovery Prize and an inaugural 2021 James Welch Prize for Indigenous Poets.

Degrees

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MFA, University of Michigan
BA, Washington University in St. Louis

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Current Research Projects

The Poet as Ethnographer, Artist, and Enemy of the State

    Summary:

    A survey of documentary poetics, focusing on representation and artifice, archives and inventions, and methods and impacts.

    Description:

    Considering techniques such as counterforensics, code-switching, and formal presentation, this essay series examines the documentary poet in their various roles as cultural interlocutor, imaginative interpreter, and activist.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/CWR2600 6.0 B Introduction to Creative Writing SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/CWR3620 6.0 A Intermediate Poetry Workshop SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/EN3305 3.0 M Native American Literature SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/CWR2600 6.0 B Introduction to Creative Writing SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/CWR3620 6.0 A Intermediate Poetry Workshop SEMR