Kaie Kellough

Novelist, Poet, and Sound Performer

Kaie Kellough

Kaie Kellough moderated a discussion with Claudia Rankine as part of the 2020 Thinking While Black series at UBC.

Kaie Kellough is a novelist, poet, and sound performer. His work emerges at a crossroads of social engagement and formal experiment. From western Canada, he lives in Montréal and maintains a strong relationship with the Caribbean, with roots in Guyana, South America.

His books include Magnetic Equator (poetry, McClelland and Stewart, 2019), and Dominoes at the Crossroads (short fiction, Véhicule, 2020). His novel Accordéon was shortlisted for the Amazon/Walrus Foundation Fist Novel Award. Kaie’s work has been recognized by the Manitoba Book Awards, the League of Canadian Poets, and Carte Blanche Magazine.

Kaie’s vocal performance, recorded audio, and electronic narrative explore migration and the suspension of arrival. Since 2011 he has created mixed media compositions with saxophonist and synthesist Jason Sharp.

Kaie’s work has traveled internationally, notably to festivals in the UK, Australia, and continental Europe. He continues to craft new passages.

*Image Credit: Melissa-Anne Cobbler

View: Thinking While Black

Claudia Rankine

The UBC Phil Lind Initiative Presents: Claudia Rankine

Watch the moderated discussion with Claudia Rankine, New York Times Bestselling Poet, MacArthur “Genius” Award Recipient, National Book Critics Circle Award Winner and Professor, Yale University, hosted by the Phil Lind Initiative at the University of British Columbia on January 15, 2020. This event was moderated by Kaie Kellough, novelist, poet, and sound performer.