Kit Kelen

Christopher (Kit) Kelen is a poet, painter and recovering academic, resident in the Myall Lakes of NSW, Australia. Published widely since the seventies, he has a dozen full length collections in English as well as translated books of poetry in Chinese, Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish, Indonesian, Swedish and Filipino. His next volume of poetry is Poor Man’s Coat – Hardanger Poems, to be published by UWAP in 2018. In 2017, Kit was shortlisted twice for the Montreal Poetry Prize and won the Local Award in the Newcastle Poetry Prize. Emeritus Professor at the University of Macau, where he taught for many years, in 2017, Kit Kelen was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Malmö, in Sweden.

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Kit Kelen lives and works about an hour north of Newcastle in the Myall Lakes district of New South Wales, Australia.


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