Kenneth G. Pobo

Kenneth G. Pobo, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus
Media Expertise:
  • Arts & Culture

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, English and Creative Writing (1983)
    University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee (WI)
  • MA, English and Creative Writing (1979)
    University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee (WI)
  • BA, English (1976)
    Wheaton College (IL)

About Me

After I received my PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in 1983, I taught for four years at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. I joined the Widener faculty in 1987. In teaching I try to be student-centered, create good class discussions, and help students write more clearly and effectively. I enjoy getting to know my students.

Research Interests

I'm a poet, so my interests center on poetry, though not exclusively. I am interested in LGBTQ literature and nonwestern world literature too.


  • Pobo, Ken. Bend of Quiet. San Francisco: Blue Light Press, 2015. Print.
  • Pobo, Ken. When The Light Turns Green. West Chester: Spruce Alley Press, 2014. Print.
  • Pobo, Ken. Glass Garden.¬†WordTech Press, 2008. Print.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)


  • Lindback Teaching Award (2010)
  • Winner of the Qarrtsiluni Poetry Chapbook Contest (2011)
  • Winner of the Main Street Rag Poetry Chapbook Contest (2009)