The Poetry Project

Kel Boyles

Kel Boyles is a writer, artist, and translator living in New York City. They have taught literature and writing at Princeton and are the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship for graduate study in the humanities. Other awards include the National Poetry Prize of the Massachusetts Cultural Center (judged by Maxine Kumin) and shortlist commendations for both the Bridport Prize in poetry and the Fineline Prize in prose poetry. Their conceptual cross-disciplinary works, often featuring uncannily translated, recombined, or inscrutable language, have been performed by the Network for New Music and Randall Scarlata at the American Philosophical Society and shown at: Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Flux Factory, Issue Project Room, Deitch Projects, NY Studio Gallery, and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Some of their literary work has appeared in The Bridport Anthology, AGNI, eXchanges, and Mid-American Review, where two of their prose poems were “Editors’ Choice” selections. Work is forthcoming in/at Volumes (Switzerland), Kunsthalle Zurich, and Slought.