KENNY FRIES is the author of The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory (Carroll and Graf), which received the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights), and Body, Remember: A Memoir (Dutton), as well as the editor of Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out (Plume).
His books of poems include Anesthesia (The Advocado Press) and Desert Walking (The Advocado Press). He was commissioned by Houston Grand Opera to write the libretto for “The Memory Stone,” which premiered at Asia Society Texas Center.
He has been a Creative Arts Fellow of the Japan/US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts, a Fulbright Scholar to Japan, and recipient of the grant in innovative literature from Creative Capital, as well as grants from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange), Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council.
He teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College.