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Kevin Kilroy


Kevin Kilroy is a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. His books, The Escapees and Dead Ends or Laughing Gas, are published by Spuyten Duyvil Press, although he has other work published by Masque & Spectacle, Dispatch, Fact-Simile, Hot Whiskey, Poets & Artists: Chicago Issue, Summer Stock, Sherlock Holmes & Philosophy. Hi play The Silence of Malachi Ritscher was produced in Chicago by Theatre 5.2.1.

Of his work, Kilroy writes:

My writing feeds off the encounter. I am a flâneur, walking through my dreams, looking for chairs in alleys, interrogating storefronts. I am a radio receiving transmissions. I am a city writing books. My stories center around absurd juxtapositions, walking, gentrification, appropriation, power, artists, the American city at the turn of the 21st century.


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