Kenneth Chamlee

About Ken Chamlee

Kenneth Chamlee believes poetry offers us, in Robert Frost’s words, “a momentary stay against confusion.” Poetry, both writing it and reading it, helps us make sense of our natural world, our social world and its relationships, and the certainty of change in both.  Chamlee’s lifelong passion for poetry was furthered by good undergraduate teachers, and his love of outdoor photography and landscape painting evolved from early interests in hiking and camping.


After forty years of teaching creative writing and literature at the college level, Chamlee offers poetry workshops, instructional classes, and lively readings.

​Kenneth Chamlee has had two collections of poetry published, Logic of the Lost (Longleaf Press) and Absolute Faith (ByLine Press), has had poems published in a number of anthologies and literary journals, and has won many awards for his writing. His recently completed project is a poetic biography of Albert Bierstadt, the celebrated 19th-century American landscape painter.

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