Keys Kerry Shawn, poet, prose writer, translator.
Was born in Pensilvanija, USA, on June 25, 1946.
In 1970 he graduated Pennsylvania University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in the English literature, in 1973 – Indiana University, where he earned a masters degree in the English literature.
The main fields of his activity and researches: poetry, the English literature, translation and translations theory. He taught the English literature and translations theory at Vilnius University and Vilnius Pedagogical University. Since 1977 he has been working as a publisher and editor of ‘Pine Press’.
Since 2002 – the member of LWU.
Loose Leaves Fall: poems. - Pine Press, 1977.
Quingumbo: poems. - San Paulas: Editora Escrita, 1980.
Seams: poems. - Vankuveris ir San Franciskas: Formant Press, 1985.
A Gathering Of Smoke: prose. - Kalkuta: Writers Workshop Editions, 1986; Vašingtonas: Three Continents Press, 1989.
The Hearing: poems. - Warm Spring Press, 1992.
Decoy’s Desire: poems. - Pennywhistle Press, 1993.
Fingerlings: poems. - Warm Spring Press, 1993.
Fingerlings 2: poems. - Warm Spring Press, 1994.
Warm Springs: poems. - Pine Press, 1995.
Flamenco Songs: poems and songs. - Pine Press, 1995.
Blues in Green: poems. - Pine Press, 1996.
The Nearing Notebooks: poems. (Kartu su John Burns.). - Pine Press, 1996.
Narrow Passage To The Deep Light: poems. - Pine Press, 1996.
Ratoons: poems. - Praha: Formant Press, 1996.
Frank Miller. Beastings: poems. - Pacobooks, 1997.
Krishna’s Karma: poems. - Pacobooks, 1997.
Turning The Mask: poems. - Pine Press, 1997.
Ch’antscapes: poems. - Pine Press, 1998.
Moonshining The Millennium: poems. - Pine Press, 1998.
Sorrows Of An Old Worder: poems. - Pine Press, 1998.
The Festival Of Familiar Light: poems. - Pine Press, 1998.
Pavlov’s Duck: prose. - Pacobooks, 2001.
Return Of The Bird: prose. - Pacobooks, 2002.
Gopiah’s Tamil. In The Pouring Rain: poems. - Pine Press, 2002.
Pokalbiai su Tertium Quid: poems - Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2004.
Translations from Lithuanian into English:
Laurynas Katkus. October Holidays and other poems: poems. - Vario Burnos, 2001.
Eugenijus Ališanka. A Selection: poems. - Lithuanian Post-Samizdat Publishing, Klaipėda House of Artists, 2002.
Six Young Lithuanian Poets: poems. - Vilnius: Vaga, 2002.
Sigitas Geda. Biopsy of Winter (Žiemos biopsija): selected poems. - Vilnius: Vaga, 2002.
Jonas Jackevicius. The Yellow Insect (Geltonas Vabzdys): a selection of poems. - Diemedžio leidykla, 2005.
Translations from English:
Jose Paulo Moreira Da Fonseca. O Pintor e o Poeta, The Painter and the Poet: poems and paintings, bilingual Portuguese-English presentation. - Rio de Janeiro: Spala Press,1976.
João Cabral de Melo Neto. A Knife All Blade: poem. - Pine Press and New Directions, 1982.
Petr Mikes. In the Tracks of the Dead: poems. - Pine Press, 1993.
Translations from Portugue:
Lêdo Ivo. Landsend: selected poems. - Pine Press, 1998.
João Cabral de Melo Neto. Death and Life of Severino the Migrant: verse-play. - Available in manuscript.