Kenny Fries’s new memoir, “In the Province of the Gods”, which received the Creative Capital literature grant, was recently published. He is the author of “The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory,” which received the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, as well as the editor of “Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out”. His books of poems include “In the Gardens of Japan”, “Desert Walking”, and “Anesthesia”. He was commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera to write the libretto for “The Memory Stone”, which premiered at the Asia Society Texas Center. He was a Creative Arts Fellow of the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, twice a Fulbright Scholar (Japan and Germany) and received grants from the DAAD, the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program of Goddard College.
Anesthesia: Poems. The Advocado Press, 1996.
Body, Remember. Memoirs. Dutton, 1997.
Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out. Memoirs. Plume, 1997.
Desert Walking: Poems The Advocado Press, 2000.
The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory. Memoirs. Da Capo Press, 2007.
The Memory Stone. Houston Grand Opera. 2013
In the Gardens of Japan: A Poem Sequence. Garden Oak Press. 2017.
In the Province of the Gods. University of Wisconsin Press. 2017.