Keith Waldrop

Keith Waldrop in April 2010 at the Literary Arts Program building at Brown University

Keith Waldrop (born December 11, 1932, in Emporia, Kansas) is an American poet and academic. He authored numerous books of poetry and prose and translated the work of Claude Royet-Journoud, Anne-Marie Albiach, and Edmond Jabès, among others. A recent translation is Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal (2006).


Waldrop received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Michigan in 1964 and four years later began teaching at Brown University (1968).[1]

With his wife Rosmarie Waldrop, he co-edits Burning Deck Press. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and is professor emeritus at Brown. The French government has named him Chevalier des arts et des lettres.[2]

Awards and honors

Selected works



Visual Art



  1. "Keith Waldrop". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  2. "Keith Waldrop". Lannan Center. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  3. 1 2 "National Book Awards – 2009". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-04-08.
    (With acceptance speech, interview, and other material; and essay by Ross Gay from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)
  4. Chad W. Post (April 28, 2014). "BTBA 2014: Poetry and Fiction Winners". Three Percent. Retrieved April 28, 2014.

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