Kevin Kiely poet, novelist, literary critic, raconteur and American Fulbright Scholar gained his PhD in modernist and postmodernist poetry from University College Dublin. He was born in County Down (Northern Ireland) and has received six Arts Council Bursaries in Literature, a Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry and a Bisto Award for Fiction.
He is an Honorary Fellow of the Iowa International Writing Programme, was visiting Professor of English in Boise State University and the University of Idaho (Moscow), and has taught Romantic Literature at UCD. His critical commentaries on poetry, the arts, and cultural issues have appeared in Village Magazine, Hibernia, Irish Examiner, Irish Studies Review, Honest Ulsterman, Fortnight, Books Ireland, 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 and Humanities (DC) among other publications.
Published titles include A Horse Called El Dorado (O’Brien Press, 2005) Bisto Award. Breakfast with Sylvia (Lagan Press, 2006) Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship Award. Francis Stuart: Artist and Outcast―Official Biography (Liffey Press, Dublin 2007; Dufour, PA 2008). The Welkinn Complex (Number One Son, Florida, FL., 2011). SOS Lusitania 2012 (O’Brien Press, 2012) which was the ‘One Book One Community’ in the Lusitania Centenary year of 2015. Immortals Vol. I―1941-1981 (Amazon, 2015). Plays on RTÉ: Children of No Importance and Multiple Indiscretions.
Selected Anthology Listings: Something Sensational To Read in the Train anthology foreword: Brendan Kennelly (Lemon Soap Press, Dublin 2005); Catullus: One Man of Verona anthology ed. Ronan Sheehan (Farmar & Farmar Ltd., 2010); Ends & Beginnings anthology eds John Gery and William Pratt (AMS Press Inc., New York 2011); A Map of Melancholy (long poem) in 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).