Travis Smith's review of Ennui Prophet, a BOA publication, in The Carolina Quarterly emphasizes Kennedy's dark humor and eye for the surreal image, which make his poems enjoyable to read. Smith also connects Kennedy to Baudelaire, making several references throughout the review. The review states, "Kennedy has clearly studied up on his Spleen. Like Baudelaire, Kennedy's depressed speakers often find themselves yearning for other realities, to see the world with a renewed sense of enchantment." Christopher Kennedy is currently the Director of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at Syracuse University. He has published various collections of poetry. His writing has appeared in print and electronic journals including Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Double Room, and Del Sol Review among many others.
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