X.J. Kennedy

x-j-kennedyTitle:  Writer, Professor
Location:  Lexington, MA United States




  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2016)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1986-2016)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Who’s Who (1994-2000, 2011-2016)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-2016)
  • Recipient, Jackson Poetry Prize (2015)
  • Recipient, Robert Frost Medal, Poetry Society of America (2009)
  • Recipient, Notable Book Citation, American Library Association (2008)
  • Recipient, The Poets’ Prize (2004)
  • Recipient, Excellence of Poetry for Children Award, National Council Teachers of English (2000)
  • Recipient, Aiken-Taylor Award, University of the South (1999)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Marquis Who’s Who (1997-1999)
  • Featured Member, Who’s Who in America: Student Version, Marquis Who’s Who (1991)
  • Recipient, Michael Braude Award for Light Verse, American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters (1989)
  • Recipient, Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry (1985)
  • Bruern Fellow in American Civilization, University Leeds (1974-1975)
  • Guggenheim Fellow (1973-1974)
  • Recipient, Golden Rose Award, New England Poetry Club (1974)
  • Recipient, Shelley Memorial Award (1970)
  • Grant Recipient, National Council Arts and Humanities (1967-1968)
  • Recipient, Bess Hokin Prize, Poetry Magazine (1961)
  • Bread Loaf Fellow in Poetry, Middlebury College (1960)
  • Recipient, Lamont Poetry Award, Academy American Poets
  • Recipient, Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Citation


  • Certification, University Paris, France
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Lawrence University
  • Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Adelphi University
  • Honorary DLitt, Westfield State College
  • Master of Arts, Columbia University
  • Bachelor of Science, Seton Hall University

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