Christopher Kempf

Kempf, ChristopherChristopher Kempf is a Ph.D. student in English Literature at the University of Chicago. A former Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford, his poetry and essays have appeared most recently in Gulf Coast, Jacobin, Mid-American Review, and The New Republic, among other places. He received his MFA from Cornell University.




Christopher Kempf on MRB

The Poetics of Tragedy. Elliot Rodger, Seth Abramson, and Art’s Role in Tragedy.
The Art of War Poetry. Demanding more from poetic engagement with human suffering.