This audio was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on December 16, 2013 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry
Robert Kelly is the co-director of the Program in Written Arts at Bard College. His first book of poems was published in 1961 and his most recent books in prose are the novel The Book from the Sky
(North Atlantic/Random) and his fifth collection of shorter fiction, The Logic of the World
(McPherson & Co.). He has also written substantial texts responding to work by Brigitte Mahlknecht, Philip Taaffe, Nora Jaffe, Matt Phillips, Heide Hatry, Sherry Williams, Barbara Leon, Nathlie Provosty, Susan Quasha and others. Kelly lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, the translator Charlotte Mandell.
To hear Vincent Katz's introduction to Robert Kelly, please click here