Evan Kindley

Visiting Assistant Professor of English
With Pomona Since: 2018
  • Expertise


    Evan Kindley specializes in modernism, American poetry, creative nonfiction and the sociology of literature. He is the author of Poet-Critics and the Administration of Culture (Harvard University Press, 2017) and Questionnaire (Bloomsbury, 2016). He is also a founding editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and a frequent contributor to The Nation, The New Republic and other publications.

    Areas of Expertise

    • Modernism
    • American Poetry
    • Sociology of Literature
    • History of Criticism
    • Creative Nonfiction
  • Work



    Poet-Critics and the Administration of Culture (Harvard University Press, 2017)

    Questionnaire (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016)

    Peer-Reviewed Articles

    “Little Magazines, Blogs, and Literary Media” in American Literature in Transition: 2000-2010, ed. Rachel Greenwald Smith, Cambridge University Press (2017)

    “Growing Up in Public: Academia, Journalism, and the New Public Intellectual.” PMLA, Vol. 130, No. 2 (March 2015)

    “Auden’s Preoccupations” in Auden at Work, ed. Bonnie Costello and Rachel Galvin (2015)

    “Poet-Critics and Bureaucratic Administration” in The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry, ed. Walter Kalaidjian (2015)

    “Picking and Choosing: Marianne Moore Among the Agonists.” English Literary History, vol. 79, no. 3 (Fall 2012)

    “Big Criticism.” Critical Inquiry, vol. 38, no. 1 (Fall 2011)

  • Education


    Ph.D., Princeton University

    M.A., University College London

    B.A., Vassar College