Kerry Shawn Keys | The Burning Mirror | Gazelle Books

The Burning Mirror

Kerry Shawn Keys

Author: Kerry Shawn Keys | ISBN: 0977252493 : 9780977252497 | Format: Paperback | Size: 140 x 215mm | Pages: 92 | Weight: .134 Kg. | Published: Presa Press – July 2007 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-

Avant-garde, boom generation poet, translator and international multimedia artist Kerry Shawn Keys

presents a new volume of his surrealistic poetry. His poems are imagistic, lyrical vehicles that express Keys’ personal observations of the natural world, contrasted to the artificiality of man’s world. Keys’ work has been praised by Pulitzer Prize winners Gary Snyder and Gerald Stern, among others, as innovative and musical. As a member of the post-war baby boom generation of poets, his approach is that of a deconstructionst, dancing to the inner music of a post-modern sensibility. An entertaining, thought-provoking read.

Kerry Shawn Keys

comes from the Susquehanna Valley of Central Pennsylvania in the United States. He lives in Vilnius, Lithuania where he taught translation theory and creative composition from 1998 to 2000 as a Fulbright lecturer at Vilnius University. Mr. Keys currently works freelance as a poet, editor, translator, and cultural liaison. He has over 40 books to his credit, including translations from Portuguese, Czech, and Lithuanian, and his own poems rooted in the Appalachia hill country, and in Brazil and India where he lived for considerable time. His work ranges from theatre-dance pieces to flamenco songs to meditations on the Tao Te Ching, and is often lyrical with intense ontological concerns. Recently, he has been writing short prose tales and action fiction. His readings are memorable, and he often performs with the free jazz percussionist, Vladimir Tarasov.

His most recent books are Burning Mirror, Conversations With Tertium Quid and Blue Rose Fusion, and the web book, Broken Circle. Among many other literary prizes, Mr. Keys received the Robert H. Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America in 1992, and in 2005 in the USA, a National Endowment For The Arts Literature Fellowship. He also received the Translation Laureate Award from the Lithuanian Writers Union in 2003. He is a member of the Lithuanian Writers Union and PEN. Selected poems have appeared in Czech and Lithuanian.

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