Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a graduate
of Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of California at
San Diego. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco
State University, where he studied under the tutelage of Frances
Mayes. Kirby was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and is a past
recipient of the Ann Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy of American
Poets Award, the Browning Society Award for Dramatic Monologue,
Council Silicon Valley Fellowships in Poetry and The Novel. BEFORE
THE CITY, Kirby’s first book of poetry, has just been published
by Lemon Shark Press.
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