Keys, Kerry Shawn

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KEYS, Kerry Shawn

KEYS, Kerry Shawn. Also writes as Gopiah. American, b. 1946. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Plays/Screenplays, Poetry, Songs/Lyrics and libretti, Translations. Career: US Peace Corps, volunteer agricultural assistant in South India, 1966-68; Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto Campus, instructor, 1973; teacher of English as a second language and coordinator of a language laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1974-77; Pine Press, Landisburg, PA, editor and publisher, 1977-; Harrisburg Area Community College, instructor, 1979-84; Dickinson College, instructor, 1980, associate fellow in English, 1981-; Vilnius University, Fulbright associate professor of English, 1998-2000. University of Iowa, International Writing Program, 1991, 1993; English-language officer for official visitors to the US, 1986-. Publications: POETRY: Swallowtails Gather These Stones, 1973; Jade Water, 1974; O Pintor e o Poeta: The Painter and the Poet, Jose Paulo Moreira da Fonseca (in English and Portuguese), 1976; Loose Leaves Fall: Selected Poems, 1977; Quingumbo: Nova Poesia Norte-Americana (bilingual anthology), 1980; Seams, 1985; (as Gopiah) A Gathering of Smoke, 1986; The Hearing, 1992; Fingerlings, 1993; Decoy's Desire, 1993; Fingerlings 2, 1994; Selected Poems (in Czech), 1996; Tao te ching Meditations, Bones & Buzzards; Conversations with Tertium Quid; and 27 books of poems and prose, 1994-2002. Translator of books by: J. Cabral de Melo Neto; L. Ivo; L. Katkus; S. Geda. Author of plays and a children's book. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Zemaitijas 3-15, 2001 Vilnius, Lithuania. Online address: [email protected]