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Kevin Killian, one of the original New Narrative writers, has written a book of poetry, Argento Series (2001); two novels, Shy (1989) and Arctic Summer (1997); a book of memoirs, Bedrooms Have Windows (1989); and a book of stories, Little Men (1996), which won the PEN Oakland award for fiction.

Kevin has written often on the U.S. poet Jack Spicer, and the edition of Spicer's poetry My Vocabulary Did This to Me, that he edited with Peter Gizzi, won the American Book Award in 2008. Kevin has also written on the local San Francisco art scene for (among others) the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Bookforum, Artforum, and Artweek.

Recently his books have been all about Kylie Minogue—a book of poems, Action Kylie, and a book of stories, Impossible Princess. Most recently he and David Brazil have edited the anthology The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945-1985. For the San Francisco Poet's Theater Kevin has written nearly forty plays. He continues to work in many genres.

Senior Adjunct Professor, Writing
Senior Adjunct Professor, Visual and Critical Studies

BA, Fordham University; MA, ABD, State University of New York