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Kevin Arnold's Biography

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Portola Valley CA
Jan 2008

Poet, prizewinning short story writer, teacher and novelist. Published two volumes of poetry, forty short stories and poems. Winner of the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival for short fiction. Featured three times on national poetry website YourDailyPoem.com. Selected to read at the Yale Writing Workshop, 2012 and 2013.

BS, English, UW Madison; IBM SE Manager, Stanford University; Elder, Presbyterian Church USA; MFA, Creative Writing, fiction, SJSU, 2007; co-founder and teacher, Gold Rush Writers, 2005-present; Vice President, Los Altos Hounds, 2008-2010; President, Poetry Center San Jose, 2000-2012; Grand Juror, San Mateo County 2010-2011; Board Member, Development Team, East Palo Alto PAL 2012-present.

Influences

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Edna Ferber
Raymond Carver
Sara Gruen
Tillie Olson
Richard Ford

Upcoming Works

Two novels: Good with People and White Man's Blues.

Agents

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