Dylan Kinnett

My name is Dylan Kinnett. I live in Baltimore, Maryland. Language is the medium I use to express myself.

Can I call myself a “language artist?” The term “poet” is loaded with assumptions about romanticism, rhyme, rigidity. A “writer” might be assumed to produce genre novels, or news journalism, but I don’t. I do write, and also I work with performance and new media. By trade, I’m a web developer. In the end, they’re all restrictive categories.

Why did I name the site “No Categories?” It’s a line by the poet Michael McClure. It exclaims: “THERE ARE NO CATEGORIES!” I like the line as an antidote to all the irrational and unfair boundaries in the world.

I use this website as a kind of sketchbook and portfolio of my creative work.

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