17 December 1958 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Pen name||Kit Kelen|
|Alma mater||University of Sydney
University of Western Sydney
Professor Christopher (Kit) Kelen (born 17 December 1958 in Sydney) is an Australian academic, writer and artist currently residing in Macao, China. He is the younger son of Hungarian-born Australian soldier, author, playwright and journalist Stephen (Istvan) Kelen OAM (1912-2003) and the younger brother of Australian poet Stephen K. Kelen (b. 1956).
Professor Kelen is the author of fourteen volumes of poetry and two novels. He has been published widely since the mid-1970s, and in 1988 won an ABA/ABC bicentennial award with his poem "Views from Pinchgut".
Prof. Kelen has published several book-length scholarly works about poetry, including "Poetry, Consciousness and Community" (2009), "City of Poets" (2009) and "Anthem Quality" (2014).
- The Naming of the Harbour and the Trees (1992)
- Green Lizard Manifesto (1997)
- Möbius (1998)
- Republics (2000)
- New Territories (2003)
- Eight Days in Lhasa (2006)
- A Map of the Seasons (2006)
- Dredging the Delta (2007)
- After Meng Jiao (2008)
- China Years (2011)
- Pictures of Nothing at All (2014)
- Scavengers' Season (2014)
- As to the Ladders of Whichway (2015)
- A Pocket Kit (2) (2015
- Punk's Travels (1980)
- A Wager with the Gods (2006)