Kevin Kiely Poet, Critic, Author. PhD from University College Dublin in the Patronage of Poetry at Harvard’s Edward Woodberry Poetry Room. MPhil., Trinity College (Dublin). W. J. Fulbright Scholar in Poetry Washington (DC); Hon. Fellow in Writing, University of Iowa.
Commentator on poetry, literature and the arts in Village: politics and culture among other publications. Books include: Quintesse (St Martin’s Press, NY); Breakfast with Sylvia (Lagan Press) awarded Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry; Plainchant for a Sundering (Lapwing Press); SOS Lusitania (2015)UCD Belfield Metaphysical: a retrospective (2018); Seamus Heaney and the Great Poetry Hoax (2018); Harvard’s Patron: Jack of All Poets (2018); Arts Council Immortals (2020); Cromwell Milton Collins Carson (2020); Endgames: Good Friday Agreement & Missus Windsor’s Hitmen (2020); I shot the President’s verse: Selected Literary Journalism (2021). 5 Arts Council Literature Bursary Awards; Bisto Award for A Horse Called El Dorado (O’Brien Press). www.kevinkiely.net kevinkielypoetwiki
Poems in Poetry Anthologies (Selection): Something Sensational To Read in the Train (ed. Brendan Kennelly (Lemon Soap Press, Dublin 2005); Catullus: One Man of Verona anthology ed. Ronan Sheehan (Farmar & Farmar Ltd 2010); Ends & Beginnings 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); SALIGIA Anthology PICP (The Hague 2015); Cork Literary Review Anthology ed. Kathy Darcy Bradshaw Books 2016; 1916-2016: An Anthology of Reactions eds. Dominic Taylor & John Liddy Limerick Writers’ Centre 2016; Literature Today (Vol II) eds. Chaswal & Chaswal (Independent Press, 2020); The Shop: An Anthology of Poetry eds Hilary Wakeman & Hilary Elfick (Liberty Press, 2020).
Recent poem(s) in: 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), Village: politics and culture, Pratik.
Reviews/Essays/Articles on Poetry and Literature in following publications: Hibernia, Irish Examiner, The Democrat Arts Page, Irish Studies Review, Honest Ulsterman, Fortnight, Books Ireland Critic 1996-onwards, The London Magazine, The Irish Book Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Irish Arts Review, Inis, Irish Literary Review, Idaho Arts Quarterly, Humanities (DC), Village Magazine, The Journal of the E. E. Cummings Society, The Wallace Stevens Journal, The Robert Frost Review.