Kenneth Fearing (July 28 1902 - June 26, 1961) was an American poet, novelist, and founding editor of the Partisan Review. Literary critic Macha Rosenthal called him "the chief poet of the American Depression." In the Twenties and Thirties, he published regularly in The New Yorker and helped found The Partisan Review. A selection of Fearing's poems has been published as part of the Library of America's American Poets Project. Fearing published several collections of poetry including Angel Arms (1929), Dead Reckoning (1938), and seven novels including The Big Clock (1946).