by Dylan Kinnett

Writings, Publications, and Creative Work


Dylan Kinnett is a writer and web developer who makes spoken word performances, chapbooks, experimental music, code projects, and photos.

The term "poet" is loaded with assumptions about romanticism, rhyme, rigidity. An "author" 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. In the end, they're all restrictive categories but if you have to pick one, how about language art?

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Augury

Augury

Words by Dylan Kinnett. Sound design by Curt Seiss. The Art of Everyone. 2020.


Video with spoken word and ambient music, in response to the pandemic.

Short Plays

Short Plays

Read by Stephanie Barber, Peter Cardamone, Justin Sanders, Mike Shattuck, and David Young. Cardinal art space. 2019.


A staged reading of short plays by Dylan Kinnett.

Natural Order: An Exhibition of Lists

Natural Order: An Exhibition of Lists

Interactive collaboration with artists, audience and typewriter. Accompanying exhibition and publication. Cardinal art space. Baltimore, Maryland. 2017.


Interactive collaboration with artists, audience and typewriter. Accompanying exhibition and publication. This was the inaugural event for the Cardinal art space. Baltimore, Maryland. 2017.

Sun Ra Jazz Listening Party

Sun Ra Jazz Listening Party

Performance art inspired by Sun Ra and his Arkestra for the Baltimore Kissa Society. The Red Room. Baltimore, Maryland. 2016


How do you talk about a musician from another planet, anyway?

States and Drives II

States and Drives II

Words by Dylan Kinnett. Music by Curt Seiss. Special thanks to Paul Mericle. Performed during States and Drives II at Litmore. Baltimore, Maryland. 2015.


Performance inspired by the composer John Cage.

LitScape

LitScape

“Be Sure,” from a collection entitled “Litanies and Reiterations,” with sound accompaniment by Curt Seiss.


Performance at a day long festival to celebrate the greater Baltimore literary community. 2014.

LED Baltimore

LED Baltimore

Part of a project to feature creative works on an LED billboard. 2014.


A haiku poem, appearing on a jumbotron billboard in central Baltimore.

Left of the Bank

Left of the Bank

Spoken word performance at the 10th Annual Left of the Bank fundraiser reading for the Shepherdstown Public Library in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. 2014.


Spoken word performance by Dylan Kinnett at the 10th Annual Left of the Bank fundraiser reading for the Shepherdstown Public Library in West Virginia. Friends of Shepherdstown Library presented an evening of poetry readings and music on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Write Nite

Write Nite

Featured spoken word performance at Write Nite, Preservation Pub in Knoxville, TN. 2012.


Knoxville’s Write Nite reading series combnines interviews, performances and occasional antics, at the scenic Preservation Pub. As a featured performer there, I provided some antics, with an early rendition of my routine, What’s the Catch?

I Don’t Get It

I Don’t Get It

Maryville College and Ryerson University. 2011.


Editorial for the first issue of Infinity’s Kitchen, also featured in two 100 level writing courses.

Two Poems: Eviction and Make Your Own Fun

Two Poems: Eviction and Make Your Own Fun

Welter. University of Baltimore. 2006 and 2008.


On two occasions, I’ve been published in Welter, the University of Baltimore’s literary journal. The first, in 2006, was a poem entitled Eviction. The second, in 2008, was a poem entitled Make Your Own Fun.

A Writer’s Artist Statement

A Writer’s Artist Statement

Published by the Extreme Writing Community, a group dedicated to experimental literature. The community’s posts are written in Ukrainian and English. 2013. Online.


As a writer, it was an interesting challenge for me, when an editor asked me to write an artist statement. As the name implies, artist statements are typically for (visual) artists who sometimes struggle to write artist statements.