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Poet Dore Kiesselbach celebrates his Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

Dore Kiesselbach earned his BA from Oberlin College, MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and JD from New York University. His first collection, Salt Pier (2012), won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. He is a former National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholar and a former U.S. Department of Education Jacob K. Javits fellow. His awards include Britains Bridport Prize and the Poetry Society of Americas 2014 Robert H. Winner Memorial Award. In 2015 he was awarded a State of Minnesota Artist Initiative Grant. 

His work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including AgniAntioch ReviewPlumePoetry, and Field. He lives in Minneapolis.

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