Kenzie Allen

poet & multimodal artist

Kenzie Allen is a poet and multimodal artist. She is an Assistant Professor of English at York University, and her research centers on documentary and visual poetics, literary cartography, and the enactment of Indigenous sovereignties through creative works. She is a descendant of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.

Kenzie’s most recent project is a multimodal book of poetry which incorporates intergenerational histories and diasporic movements, Haudenosaunee traditions, and archival materials of the Carlisle Indian Boarding School. She received her PhD in English & Creative Writing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, her MFA in Poetry from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, and her BA in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. Her poems can be found in Boston ReviewNarrative MagazineBest New Poets, and other venues, and she is the founder and managing editor of the Anthropoid collective.