Kenneth W. Sherwood
Department of English
302 Clemens Hall
SUNY at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14213
179 York Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
B.A. 1991 Bates College, English
M.A. 1996 anticipated SUNY at Buffalo
"Vernacular Voices: Inscriptions of Talk in an
American Poetics" examines the imagination of the
speaking voice in: Walt Whitman's poetry, the oratory of
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Fredrick Douglass; and lower-
limit speech in the modernism of Gertrude Stein, William
Carlos Williams, Mina Loy, James Weldon Johnson,
Langston Hughes, and Louis Zukofsky; and the mind's talk
in Melvin Tolson, Jack Kerouac, Amiri Baraka, Charles
Olson, Hannah Weiner and David Antin to ascertain the
predominance of the talking subject in self-consciously
Awards and Honors
1996 Writer-in-Residence, just buffalo literary center, inc.
1991 Senessey Memorial Award, English and Theater
1991 Graduated with High Honors, English, Bates College
Project Director, City Honors Online Writing Program, 1995-present
Assistant Editor, American Anthropologist, 1995-present
Teaching Assistant, English, SUNY at Buffalo, 1993-1995
Teacher, English, NY English and Mathematics Institute, 1991-1992
Reading Culture Critically
African American Literature
Nineteenth and twentieth-century American
literature: nineteenth-century prose and poetry,
African American literature, Ethnopoetics, twentieth-
century American prose, American modernism,
literary criticism, writing, and writing technology.
contributions to books:
"David Antin." Dictionary of Literary Biography: American
Poets Since 1945. Joseph Conte, ed. Detroit: Gale
Research Press, forthcoming, 1996.
"People Either Go Click: Splicings From a Talk with Dennis
Tedlock." Poetic Briefs / Translation, April 1993.
"Aural Poetry." Poetic Briefs, January 1994.
"Response on Community," Situation, forthcoming.
"Scrims," Chain, v.3, Spring 1996.
"1:06 AM," Experioddicist, v.7.
"Sound Off," Juxta/Electronic, v.5.
"To Dwell in," Sandstone 24 Lb. Text, February 1994.
"ever inside," "true green ear," Transmog 11, August 1993.
"Glower of five L's," "Eauratic Poetic," Kiosk: A Magazine of
New Writing, Spring 1994.
"Escaping the Funeral," Kiosk: A Magazine of New Writing,
Presentations of the Future. Mother Earth Cafe:
Albany, New York. 19-21 January 1995.
Kiosk celebration, Big Orbit Gallery:
Buffalo, New York. 6 May 1994.
Left Bank Cafe: Buffalo, New York. 24 April, 1994.
Buffalo Poetry, Central Park Grill: Buffalo, New York. April 1993.
Reading Against the War,
Poetry and improvisation series, Bates College: Lewiston, Maine.
December 1989-June 1991.
"Interpretive Textual Structures." Internet Technologies and
Scholarly Resources Conference. Buffalo, NY. 24-25
"Poetics of the Text in Electronic Space." SUNY at Buffalo
Graduate Student Conference. Buffalo, NY. 25 March
"Sounding the Alliterative Body: Mina Loy." Twentieth-
Century Literature Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. 23-25
"Writing in the Age of Electronic Production." Presentations
of the Future. Albany, New York. 19-21 January 1995.
"Aesthetics of Page and Performance: Contemporary
Sound Poetry." Methods Colloqium. Buffalo, NY. ??
Other Professional Activity
Project Director, City Honors Online Writing Program, 1995-present.
Grant Writer, just buffalo literary center, inc., 1995-present.
Assistant Editor, American Anthropologist 1995-present.
Contributing Editor, Buffalo Americanist Digest 1993-present.
Editor, Rif/t: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics 1993-present.
English Graduate Student Association, president 1993-1994.