Roger Fanning

b. 1962

Born in Millington, Tennessee, Roger Fanning earned a MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. He is the author of The Island Itself (1991), a National Poetry Series Award winner chosen by Michael RyanHomesick (2002); and The Middle Ages (2012). Poet Mary Karr noted that Fanning’s work “tunes us in to those miniscule instants of revelation.”

A Whiting Writers’ Award winner, Fanning has taught at Syracuse University. He lives in Seattle, Washington. 

Discover this author’s context, related articles, and media.

Poet Categorization

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

LIFE SPAN 1962–

Biography

Born in Millington, Tennessee, Roger Fanning earned a MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. He is the author of The Island Itself (1991), a National Poetry Series Award winner chosen by Michael RyanHomesick (2002); and The Middle Ages (2012). Poet Mary Karr noted that Fanning’s work “tunes us in to those miniscule instants of revelation.” A Whiting Writers’ Award winner, Fanning has taught at Syracuse University. He . . .

Report a problem with this biography

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

This poem has learning resources.

This poem is good for children.

This poem has related video.

This poem has related audio.