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Kerry Shawn Keys

Kerry Shawn Keys

  • Zemaitijos 3/15
    Vilnius 01134
    Lithuania
  • Phone: (717) 241-6033 or +370 61380225
  • E-mail: Kerrykeys@yahoo.com

Author's Bio

I am a poet and playwright, author of children's books,and recently writing Wonderscipts (short prose fiction). Translator from Portuguese and Lithuanian into English. 40 some books published, many overseas. I divide my time between Vilnius and Pennsylvania hill country. Former Fulbright scholar of African-Brazilian studies; and former Fulbright Assistant Professor in Creative Composition and Translation Practice and Theory Translation at Vilnius University.Poet-in-Residence at SLS, Vilnius.World Poetry Ambassador, Republic of Užupis. Column for Poetry International, SD:"Republic of Užupis: Crossroads of World Poetry"; Most recent books: Night Flight(poems);Pienas (prose)

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Night Flight (Presa :S: Press, 2012), Transporting (Presa :S: Press, 2010), Book of Beasts (Presa :S: Press, 2009), The Burning Mirror (Presa :S: Press, 2008), Broken Circle (Virtual Artists Collective, 2005), Conversations With Tertium Quid (Lithuanian Writers' Union Publishers, 2004), Tao Te Ching Meditations: Bones & Buzzards (Periplum, 2003), Ch'antscapes (Pine Press, 1998), Krajina Supu Vultures' Country (Votobia, 1996), Decoy's Desire (Pennywhistle Press, 1993), The Hearing (Paco Books, 1992), A Gathering Of Smoke (Three Continents Press, 1989)
Journals:
100 Words, Blue Guitar, Iowa Review, Kayak, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, The Nation
Prizes:
National Endowment for Arts Literature Fellowship; Poetry Society of America, Robert H. Winner;Pennsylvania Council On The Arts;Laureate, Lithuania Translation;DJS Translation Award, 2012, New Cathay: Contemporary Chinese Poetry 1990-2012; Perry County Artist of the Year; among many others

Kerry Shawn Keys Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
All that I can find of Seamus Heaney by Seamus Heaney, Moderrnity And The Holocaust by Zygmunt Bauman, Selected Poems by Jorge Luis Borges; also Z. Herbert's Collected, Divine Comedy by Dante, The Fables of La Fontaine by version by Marianne Moore
Favorite Books:
Ulysses; Shakespeare's Plays;Odysseus(Homer);Trilce;Bible(King James);The Miner's Pale Children;Bhagavad Gita; Divine Comedy;The Calling;Rebellion In The Backlands;After Babel; Chuang Tzu; Complete edition of Oxford English Dictionary
Favorite Authors:
Nabokov; Joyce; Garcia Lorca; Donne;Shakespeare; Homer; Dante;Chuang-Tzu;Robert Bringhurst;Beckett; Chekhov; Keats; Ezra Pound;Vallejo;Cavafy;Pavese; Michael Jennings; Graves; Mishima; Cortazar; Ovid; Thoreau;Robert Bringhurst; Heidegger;Emily Dickinson;Camus;Shestov

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Listing last updated: June 29, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Other
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Harrisburg, PA
Raised in:
Harrisburg, PA

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