Contributors to Poetry Salzburg Review K

ABHAY K. is an Indian poet-diplomat and the author of two memoirs and five collections of poems, the most recent is The Seduction of Delhi (Bloomsbury India, 2015). He is also the editor of CAPITALS - an anthology of poems on 185 capital cities of the world (Bloomsbury, 2016). He received the SAARC Literary Award 2013. His poems have appeared in An Gael, Chiaroscuro, Mud Season Review, The Caravan, The Long Exposure Magazine, The Seventh Quarry, and The Stony Thursday Book 2015. His poetry has been translated into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock. [PSR 30]

TOSHIYA KAMEI is an MFA student in Translation at the University of Arkansas. He has published translations of Ericka Ghersi's poems in Common Ground Review, RHINO, and Parthenon West Review. [PSR 14]

MARK KANAK is a writer and translator splitting time between Chicago and Berlin. Translations (into English) include: Aquamarine by Peter Pessl (Twisted Spoon, 2006) and Helicopter Hysteria by Heinrich Dubel (Maas Verlag, 2005). Poetry editor for the London-based Stimulus Respond journal. [PSR 9]

BYRON KANOTI graduated from Beloit College in May 2000 with a BA in creative writing. He is currently living east of Cleveland, Ohio in the village of Chagrin Falls. In addition to writing and painting he is looking to find the right MFA program in order to continue his education in poetry. [PSR 2] [PSR 6]

SÁNDOR KÁNYÁDI was born and educated in the Hungarian community of Transylvania, Romania, to become one of the best-known Hungarian poets. Paul Sohar published two volumes of selected Kányádi translations: In Contemporary Tense (Iniquity Press, 2013) and Dancing Embers (Twisted Spoon Press, 2002). [PSR 26]

JEANETTE KARHI has recently received an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa where she was awarded a Maytag Fellowship, a Teaching/Writing Fellowship, and was nominated for Poetry's Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. Her work has appeared in several magazines, most recently in River Styx (Fall 2004). [PSR 8]

FAWZI KARIM is a well-known Iraqi poet, writer and painter. Born in Baghdad in 1945, he was educated at Baghdad University before embarking on a career as a freelance writer. He lived in Lebanon from 1969-1972 and has lived in London since 1978. He has published fourteen books of poetry, including a two volume Collected Poems (2000), The Foundling Years (2003), The Last Gypsies (2005), and Night of Abel Alaa (2008). He is also the author of eight books of prose, including The Emperor's Clothes: on Poetry (2000), Diary of The End of a Nightmare (2005), Gods: The Companion on Music (2009). [PSR 20]

MARIE LUISE KASCHNITZ (1901-1974), was a German poet, short-story writer, essayist, and radio dramatist. Born in Karlsruhe, Kaschnitz grew up in Potsdam and Berlin. After being trained as a bookseller in Weimar, she worked in Munich and in Rome. Thereafter she travelled extensively through the Mediterranean with her archaeologist husband before they both settled in Frankfurt am Main. Among many distinguished prizes, Kaschnitz was honoured with Germany's most important literary award, the Georg-Büchner-Preis, in 1955. She died while visiting her daughter in Rome. [PSR 19]

JUSTIN KATKO edits the small press Critical Documents and is completing an MFA in Electronic Writing at Brown University. "Love Poem" is from the longer sequence Drug Flutes (in collaboration with Jow Lindsay). His opera The Death of Pringle is forthcoming from The Press Gang (NYC). [PSR 15]

JENNIFER HILL KAUCHER lives in Edwardsville, Pennsylvania, with her husband and eight-year-old daughter Helen. She is vice-president of the Mulberry Poets and Writers Association, and is a rostered poet with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her poems have appeared in Yarrow, The Endless Mountains Review, The Mad Poets Review, and Hedge Apple. [PSR 1]

PARM KAUR was born in the Black Country, daughter of Punjabi immigrants, and is currently based in London. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 & 4 and will be broadcast on BBC 2 television in 2005. She has received international fellowships from the Hawthornden and the Ledig Rahoult Foundations. Her pamphlet Inside the Fourth Dimension was published in April 2004 (Greenwich Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory). [PSR 8]

JUDITH KAZANTZIS is a poet, fiction writer and artist. She has published nine collections and her midway Selected Poems (Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995) and is a Cholmondeley Award winner. Recent work includes The Odysseus Poems: Fictions on the Odyssey of Homer (republished Waterloo, 2010), Just After Midnight (Enitharmon, 2004), and In Cyclops' Cave (Greville Press, 2002), a Homeric translation. [PSR 20]

NANCY RYAN KEELING lives with her husband in Cypress, Texas. She is a multimedia artist and has twice exhibited at the MOCHA gallery in Oakland, California. Her play Hail Holy Mother took first in dramatic writing at the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference. In summer 1997 she was writer-in-residence at New Light Studios in Beloit, Wisconsin. Her short story "Black Powder" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in April 1999. Estrogen Power was published by Red Dancefloor Press in June 1999. [PSR 1]

CRALAN KELDER was born in 1970 and grew up between California and The Netherlands. An anthropologist by training, he currently edits the literary magazines Full Metal Poem and Retort. Books include: Give Some Word (Shearsman 2010), City Boy (Longhouse 2007), and Lemon Red (Coracle 2005). He lives in Amsterdam with the evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers and their children. [PSR 11] [PSR 20]

AILEEN KELLY grew up in England and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. In the last few years, she has spent some time in Ireland, initially on a visit funded by the Vincent Buckley Poetry Award (University of Melbourne). Her first collection, Coming Up For Light (Pariah Press) won the Mary Gilmore Award, the best-first-book-of-poetry award from the Association for the Study of Australian Poetry, and was short-listed for both the Anne Elder Award and the Victorian Premier's Poetry Award. A second collection is imminent. [PSR 2]

ERREN GERAUD KELLY's poetry has been published in magazines like Hiram Poetry Review, Mudfish, The Penwood Review, and Turbulence. He received his BA in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He is originally from Louisiana and lives in Chicago now. [PSR 24]

SARAH KELLY is a writer and performer currently living and working between London and Brighton. She studied at Leeds and later Sussex University. Her work has been published in Signals, QUID, Streetcake Magazine, Rattle Journal, and HiZero. Her first chapbook, locklines, was published by the Knives Forks and Spoons Press in 2010. [PSR 21]

JUDY KENDALL is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Salford University. Her first collection, The Drier the Brighter, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2007. In 2010 Cinnamon will publish her second collection Joy Change. Her doctorate is due to be published in book form as 'Out in the Dark': Edward Thomas's Composing Processes (University of Wales Press, 2009). She also works as a co-translator in Japanese and Frisian. [PSR 6] [PSR 14]

DAVID KENNEDY has published three collections with Salt, including The Devil's Bookshop (2007). His most recent poetry publications are MY Atrocity (Oystercatcher, 2009) and Mistral (Rack, 2010). [PSR 21]

STEVEN KENNY was born in Peekskill, New York in 1962. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984. His final year of art school was spent studying independently in Rome. This direct exposure to European art (especially the Baroque works of the Italian, Dutch and Flemish schools) had a significant effect on his painting style. First settling in New York City, he gained notoriety as a freelance commercial illustrator. In 1997 he moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. From that time forward he devoted his attention entirely to the fine arts. In early 2010 he returned to his home state of New York where he con-tinues to exhibit his paintings in galleries across the United States and Europe. [PSR 21]

JESSE LEE KERCHEVAL is the author of five books, including the poetry collection, World as Dictionary (Carnegie Mellon UP) and Space (Algonquin Books/Penguin), a memoir about growing up in Florida during the moon race. Her poetry and prose have appeared in the U.K., Australia, and the United States in such magazines as London Magazine, Ambit, the Southern Review, and the Yale Review among others. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin where she directs the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. [PSR 4]

MIMI KHALVATI's seven collections include The Meanest Flower (Carcanet, 2007), shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, and Child: New and Selected Poems 1991-2011 (Carcanet, 2011), a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. She has received a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. [PSR 22]

MARIAN KILCOYNE is an Irish writer based on the west coast of Ireland. She was educated at the Universities of Maynooth and Galway. She has been published in Crannog, Grey Sparrow, and Apalachee Review. [PSR 23]

MIMY KINET was born in the Ardennes and died in 1996 at the age of 48. She was 40 when she published her first pamphlet. In 1992 she took on the editorship of regArt publishing 26 issues before her death. She was also a translator of Greek poetry. Selected bibliography: Hypogées (1991), Le discours du muet and Fables du mardi (1994), Poésie (Œuvre complète) (1998). [PSR 8]

DANIEL KING has had poetry published in a number of magazines and journals, most recently The London Magazine. [PSR 10] [PSR 12] [PSR 14]

FRANCES-ANNE KING studied Creative Writing at Bath Spa University from where she graduated with First Class Honours. Her poetry has been published in journals, including Acumen, Agenda, Envoi, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Wales, and The Rialto. She helps organise events for the Bath Literature Festival. She is a workshop convener and the creator of the ekphrastic poetry workshop series at the Holburne Museum in Bath. Poetry Salzburg published her pamphlet Weight of Water in 2013. [PSR 21] [PSR 24] [PSR 27]

NOEL KING was born and lives in Tralee. His poems, haiku, short stories, articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications such as Cyphers, The Dalhousie Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and The Sunday Tribune. His poetry collections are published by Salmon Poetry: Prophesying the Past (2010), The Stern Wave (2013), and Sons (forthcoming in October 2015). He edits Doghouse Books. [PSR 3] [PSR 18] [PSR 21] [PSR 27]

AYALA KINGSLEY was born in Israel in 1953, but brought up in an industrial suburb of Manchester. She lives in Oxford, where she earns her living as a graphic designer and saves her sanity by performing as a butoh dancer. Her poems have regularly appeared in magazines since 1998, and in 2012 her first collection, Stars Inside, was published by Waterloo Press. [PSR 23]

JOHN KINSELLA's most recent volumes of poetry are Shades of the Sublime and Beautiful (Picador, 2008) and The Divine Comedy: Journeys through a Regional Geography (WW Norton, 2008). His other recent books include the critical work Disclosed Poetics: Beyond Landscape and Lyricism (Manchester UP, 2007) and the novel Post-colonial (papertiger media, 2009). He is the editor of The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry (Penguin, 2009). [PSR 8] [PSR 18]

ESTHER KINSKY was born in Cologne in 1956 and studied Slavonic languages. She is a writer and translator working in English and German and also translating from Russian and Polish. Her translations include poetry by Alexander Wat, Ryszard Krynicki, Julian Kornhauser and prose by meta merz, Magdalena Tulli, Alexander Wat, and Olga Tokarczuk. She has contributed to magazines such as Liber, Stand and Poetry in Translation. Her most recent publication as a writer is Or So It Seemed (Sunderland 2002, in collaboration with the photographer Gerhard Stromberg). She lives in London. [PSR 4]

PAULINE KIRK's published work includes two novels, Waters of Time (Century Hutchinson 1988, Ulverscroft 1991) and The Keepers (Virago 1996 and 1997), and seven collections of poetry, her latest being Walking to Snailbeach: New and Selected Poems 2004 (Redbeck Press, 2004). Partner in Fighting Cock Press, and editor of local history and social studies booklets. Appeared at many venues, including Cheltenham, Lancaster and Ilkley Festivals. Formerly employed as a Senior Officer with Leeds Social Services, received a 'New Beginnings' Award from Yorkshire Arts (1994/5) to become a full time writer. Born in Birmingham and moved to York in 2002. [PSR 1] [PSR 3] [PSR 7]

JAMES KIRKUP (born 23 April 1918, in Sunderland, England; died 10 May 2009, Les Bons, Andorra). British poet, novelist, playwright, translator, and broadcaster. Went to South Shields High School, and then to Durham University. He held an academic post in Leeds University (1950-52), and then from the 1960s he held academic posts in Japan. He was Professor of English Literature at Kyoto University from 1977 until his retirement in 1988. he then moved to Andorra. His poems were regularly published in the Listener from 1949 to 1965. Poetry Salzburg / University of Salzburg Press published 16 books, among them Strange Attractors (1995), A Child of the Tyne (1996), Two German Drama Classics (1996), Burning Giraffes: An Anthology of Japanese Poetry (1996), Pikadon: An Epic Poem of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1997), as well as a festschrift entitled Diversions (1998). All of his books by the University of Salzburg Press are still available.
The Guardian obituary of James Kirkup by Glyn Pursglove and Alan Brownjohn: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/may/16/obituary [PSR 4] [PSR 6]

SIMON KIRWIN lives in London. His poetry has been published in Amaryllis, Domestic Cherry, and PEN International. [PSR 30]

USHA KISHORE is an Indian born British poet, resident on the Isle of Man, where she teaches English in a secondary school. [PSR 26]

FRANK KLAASSEN, is a professor of History at the University of Saskatchewan and the author of The Transformations of Magic (Penn State UP, 2015). He is returning to poetry after a long hiatus. His early publications include poetry in New Quarterly. [PSR 29]

HOLGER KLEIN, emeritus professor of English Literature, taught mainly at Cologne, UEA (Norwich), Poitiers, and Salzburg. He published much on literature and politics (see esp. two collections of critical studies, The First World War in Fiction, 1976 and The Second World War in Fiction, 1984), on Priestley (see esp. J. B. Priestley's Plays, 1988 and J. B. Priestley's Fiction, 2002), and on Shakespeare (see esp. the bilingual critical editions of Hamlet, 1984, 2nd, rev. ed. 2014, Much Ado About Nothing, 1992, and Henry IV, 2013). [PSR 1] [PSR 28]

WILHELM KLEIN was born in Vienna in 1941. He left Austria in 1962 and was involved as a publisher and activist in what was later called the 1968 student revolution. His entire life was one of traveling, writing and publishing. 20 years ago he settled on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand and co-founded a Thai language publishing company that is dedicated to travel, language and education. [PSR 10]

PHILIP KOBYLARZ has published in a wide variety of literary journals such as Paris Review, Poetry, Best American Poetry, Iowa Review, and Colorado Review. He is currently a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at Idaho State University where he teaches courses on European Writing and Culture. [PSR 12]

INES KOGLER, born 1974 in Saalfelden (Austria), is studying English and German at the University of Salzburg. She has just completed her thesis on Contemporary Scottish Poetry, concentrating on the work of four women poets (Tessa Ransford, Anne MacLeod, Jackie Kay and Kathleen Jamie). The interview with Ransford was conducted during a research stay in Edinburgh in winter 2001. [PSR 3]

IGOR KOLAROV was born in 1973 in Belgrade, Serbia. He is the author of five books. [PSR 9]

STEPHEN KOMARNYCKYJ is a British Ukrainian writer and linguist who combines a career working in the NHS with his literary and translation work. He was born in 1963 and has lived and worked for most of his life in his native Yorkshire while maintaining strong links with Ukraine. His literary translations and poems have appeared in The Echo Room, Modern Poetry in Translation, The North, Poetry Salzburg Review and Vsesvit (Ukraine's most influential literary journal). [PSR 13] [PSR 16] [PSR 21]

VIRGINIA KONCHAN is a student in the Midwestern United States. She writes poetry and fiction. ´[PSR 2]

BERNARD KOPS was born in the East End of London in 1926, the child of Dutch-Jewish working class immigrants. He achieved international recognition with his first play, The Hamlet of Stepney Green, in 1957. He has written more than 40 plays for television, stage and radio – three volumes of his plays are available from Oberon Books – nine novels, seven volumes of poetry and two autobiographies. This Room in the Sunlight: Collected Poems was published by David Paul in 2010. Indigo Dreams published his pamphlet Anne Frank’s Fragments from Nowhere in 2015. [PSR 29]

KORNEL KOSSUTH is of Hungarian extraction, was born near Hamburg, grew up in Norfolk and Vienna and is now an attorney in Vienna. He has published poems in England and Ireland, most notably in The SHOp, Acumen and The Poet's Voice. [PSR 4]

JUDY KRAVIS has recently published two collections of poetry, The Beach Huts of Port Man'ech (2005) and Bunch of Monads (2007, both Road Books). Her poetry has appeared in Credences, Polyphonix, Angel Exhaust, Shearsman, and Metre. She has also published short fiction, verbal/visual history, a book on Mallarmé, and many artist's books with Peter Morgan. She lives in County Cork, Ireland. [PSR 7] [PSR 15]

STEVIE KRAYER lives in rural West Wales. Her translation of R. M. Rilke's Das Stundenbuch (The Book of Hours) and a collection of her poetry, Voices from a Burning Boat, were published by the University of Salzburg Press. Other publications include a second collection and a study on Quaker meetings in Wales. She is currently co-editing (with R. V. Bailey) an anthology of Quaker poets, to be published later this year. [PSR 2] [PSR 3] [PSR 24]

LEN KRISAK graduated from University of Michigan and Brandeis University. He taught at Brandeis University, Northeastern University, and Stonehill College. His work has appeared, among others, in The Sewanee Review, The Hudson Review, Agni, The Hopkins Review, PN Review, Commonweal, Agenda, The Formalist, and First Things. Books: Even as We Speak (U of Evansville P, 2000), If Anything (WordTech Editions, 2004), The Odes of Horace (Carcanet, 2006), and Virgil's Eclogues (U of Pennsylvania P, 2010). [PSR 21]

MICHAEL KRÜGER was born in 1943 and grew up in Berlin. He is a poet, novelist, translator, critic, and former editor of the important literary magazine Akzente. He was the editor and publisher of Hanser Verlag for 45 years until 2013. He has published some twenty collections of poetry, most recently Umstellung der Zeit (Suhrkamp, 2013; Seasonal Time Change, transl. Joseph Given, Seagull Press, 2015). A Selected Poems entitled Diderot's Cat appeared with Carcanet in 1993 to mark his fiftieth birthday. Last Day of the Year: Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow, 2014) brings his lyric work up to date. [PSR 28]

KRZYSZTOF KUCZKOWSKI born in 1955 in Gniezno, is a graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, where he studied Polish language and literature. He moved to Sopot in 1981, and since 2009 has lived in nearby Gdynia-Orlowo. He is the founding editor of the journal Topos (since 1993, six issues per year). He established the Rainer Maria Rilke All-Poland Poetry Competition and organizes the Festival of Poetry in Sopot. He edits the books in the series Biblioteka Toposu. He is the author of more than a dozen collections, most recent ones are Dajemy sie jak dzieci prowadzic nicosci (2007), Wiersze [masowe] i inne (2010), and Kladka (2016). He is editor of the anthologies Podróz do Gdanska (2009) and Six Poets: Twenty-eight Poems (in English and Polish, 2011). [PSR 30]