Rodney Koeneke

b. 1968
Rodney Koeneke

Koeneke was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and Los Angeles. Koeneke earned his BA from University of California-Berkeley and his PhD in History from Stanford University. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches at Portland State University. 

What People are Saying

"I have always loved poetry, but through Poetry Out Loud I have learned a greater respect for all different types of poetry. This competition is so much more than memorizing and reciting a poem; I became very invested in each one of my poems."
Janessa Gould
2017 WI POL Champion