kevin kiely
Kevin Kiely


Biography Poet, Critic, Novelist, swright—born Co. Down, Northern Ireland—PhD in Modernist Poetry, University College Dublin. Thesis: John Lincoln Sweeney: Patron to Poets at the Edward Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard (1942-1969); M. Phil. Trinity College Dublin; Honorary Fellow-in-Writing Iowa University, USA; Fulbright Scholar-Professor, Boise State University, Idaho and University of Idaho (Moscow).

(Selected Publications)

Novels Quintesse (St Martin's Press, New York 1985-Gavin Witt, English Major at Yale wrote a study of Quintesse in 1988) 

Mere Mortals (Odell & Adair/Poolbeg 1989 Short Listed for the Hughes & Hughes Fiction Prize) 

Poetry Plainchant for a Sundering (Lapwing, Belfast 2001) 

Breakfast with Sylvia (Lagan, Belfast 2005) Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship Awarded 2006; (US Edition 2007; 3rd Edition 2015) 

A Horse Called El Dorado (O'Brien Press, 2005) Bisto Award 2006

SOS Lusitania (O'Brien Press, 2013)

Biography Francis Stuart: Artist and Outcast (Liffey Press, Dublin 2007; Revised Edition (Areopagitica, 2017)

Plays Multiple Indiscretions (1997) broadcast by RTÉ; Children of No Importance (2000) broadcast by RTÉ; In This Supreme Hour, The Playhouse Derry, 2016;

Poems in Anthologies Ends & Beginnings anthology eds John Gery and William Pratt AMS Press Inc, New York 2011; Windows Anthology eds. Heather Brett and Noel Monahan 2012; In Place of Love and Country eds Richard Parker & John Gery Crater Press, London 2013; Liberty, Come Galloping! Salvation, Flower: Poets Worldwide Anthology ed. Kamran Mir Hazar, Kabul Press 2013; Still Anthology ed. Chelley McLear CAP, Belfast 2014; Anthology of Reactions 1916-2016 eds. Dominic Taylor & John Liddy Limerick Arts Centre 2016; Cork Literary Review Anthology ed. Kathy D'Arcy, 2016 

Poem and/or poems in Print Magazine/Journal Publication: The Edinburgh Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Adrift (New York), Foolscap (London), Oasis (London), Acumen (UK), Other Poetry (UK), Cyphers, The Literary Review (New Jersey), Chapman (Scotland), Southword, Cork Literary Review, The Black Mountain Review, The Shop, Fortnight, Storm (Scotland), Touchstone (UK), Stony Thursday Book; Idaho Arts Quarterly; The Journal: Cumbria (UK); Decanto (UK); The Poetry Bus; The Sunday Independent, News Four, Revival Literary Journal, Red Poetry (Wales), Irish American Post, The Minetta Review (New York), Wild Violet Magazine, Pinched (London), Underground Press, (New York), SPRING: the journal of the ee cummings society, The Laughing Dog (US), ANU/A New Ulster 38, New Poetry International, Café Review (USA).

Poetry Reading Venues (selected): Channel 5 TV Chicago; Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin-Teatro Clarisse, Rapallo, Italy, National Gallery of Ireland, The Ernest Hemingway Center, Boise; YouTube

Awards & Literary Editorships:
The Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry 2006; Bisto Award 2006
Literary Editor Books Ireland New Writing 1996-2001
lj Assistant Editor Books Ireland 2001-2005
Arts Council Bursary Awards-in-Literature: 1980 1989 1990 1998 1999 and 2004

Interviews and Serialization

Boise Weekly January 2, 2008: 'Poet Kevin Kiely on poetry and politics' interview by Gretchen Jude The Arbiteronline Podcast Interview with Kevin Kiely by Arbiter Editor, Dustin Leprey Idaho Statesman February 21, 2008: 'Want to put your feelings into words'; Chad Dryden talked to Kevin Kiely Kevin Kiely's Journey East, serialized in The Arbiter commencing January 21, 2008.

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