Richard Kenney is a poet whose technical skill, emotional depth, and intellectual resonance are showcased in work that includes The One-Strand River: Poems 1994–2007. His first collection, The Evolution of the Flightless Bird, received the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His second, Orrery, is titled after an eighteenth-century invention displaying the solar system’s movements. Upon publication of The Invention of the Zero in 1993, Kenney received the Lannan Literary Prize. He serves as the Grace M. Pollock Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Washington.