CV

 

Disclaimer: The Curriculum Vitae is an incredibly flawed representation of an artist's worth and experience, usually heavily skewed by unseen variables such as personal connections, institutional support, educational access, cultural fluency, class, race, gender, and profession. It should not be the sole document by which any person is judged, whether for their talent, intelligence, dedication, or vision. They can, however, be very therapeutic documents to construct. Since society rarely supports or even acknowledges the work it takes to be an artist, it can be immensely helpful to have a single document that reminds you of all the things you've ever done, so that you may (at least) acknowledge yourself.

 

[b. 1986, California]

 

EDUCATION

2013 | Creative Writing (Poetry) & Book Arts, IPRC Portland

2008 | B.S. Conservation & Resource Studies and B.A. English, UC Berkeley

 

BOOKS

2016 | Popular Music (Black Ocean)

2014 | Boyfriend Mountain (with Tyler Brewington) (Poor Claudia)

 

CHAPBOOKS 

2014 | Activity Book (NAP)

2013 | Nature Machine (with Tyler Brewington) (Poor Claudia)

2013 | What I Can Prove (IPRC)

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016 | Broadly (VICE) - "Meditations in an Apocalypse"

2016 | The New York Tyrant - "Poem for a New Year"

2016 | The Awl - "The New World"

2015 | Sink Review - “Tell Frances: Mandarin Oranges” (w/ Emily Kendal Frey)

2015 | Hobart - Two Poems from Popular Music

2015 | Sixth Finch - Two Poems

2015 | PEN America - “The Rain Will Not Prepare You”

2015 | Powderkeg Magazine - “The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean” [Cosmos Tribute]

2015 | Forklift, Ohio - Three Poems

2015 | GlitterMOB Magazine - Three Poems

2014 | JERKPOET - Three Poems

2014 | Quarter Magazine - Two Poems

2014 | The Volta - Selections from Fjords, music translation (w/ Zachary Schomburg)

2014 | Sixth Finch - Three Poems

2013 | Project Cityscope - What is Public Space?

2013 | Illuminati Girl Gang - Three Poems

2013 | Spork Press - Three Poems

2012 | Mud Luscious Press - Three Poems

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2016 | Best Poetry Books of 2016 - Chicago Review of Books, Entropy Magazine

2014 | Pushcart Prize Nomination - “Guided Visualization” at Sixth Finch

2014 | Octopus Books 2014 Manuscript Finalist - Popular Music

2014 | Best of the Net - Poetry

2013 | Best of the Net - Poetry

 

SELECTED PRESS

2016 | Entropy Magazine - The Best Poetry Books of 2016

2016 | Chicago Review of Books - The Best Poetry Books of 2016

2016 | Brooklyn Rail - Against the Willowy Rascal With a Giant Phallus: A Review of Kelly Schirmann and Bernadette Mayer

2016 | Electric Literature - The Contradictory Desires of Popular Music

2016 | The Willamette Week - Popular Music Review

2016 | Publishers Weekly - Popular Music Review

2015 | Publishers Weekly - Boyfriend Mountain Review 

2015 | The Fanzine - WWATHYOSTD: Kelly Schirmann and Tyler Brewington

2015 | The Nervous Breakdown - Kelly Schirmann and Tyler Brewington: The Self-Interview

2015 | The Portland Mercury - Running Up That Hill: Love and Death on Boyfriend Mountain

2014 | PQ Monthly - Boyfriend Mountain

2014 | The Volta - None of These Small Earthquakes Get Recorded: An Interview with Brandon Shimoda and Dot Devota by Kelly Schirmann

2014 | Eleven PDX - Portland Poet Profile: Kelly Schirmann

2014 | The Conversant - An Interview with Kelly Schirmann & Tyler Brewington

2013 | Cutty Spot - Video Response Interview w/ Kelly Schirmann

2013 | The Fanzine - An Interview with Young Family

2013 | ARTLOG - Nature Collages by Kelly Schirmann

2012 | FADER Magazine - 20 Musicians, Tastemakers & Other Weirdos Pick Their Favorite Music of 2012

 

SELECTED READINGS

2016 | Radiant Book Tour (w/ Matt Hart) - Portland, OR

2016 | Black Ocean Reading (w/ Josh Fomon) - Portland, OR

2016 | Mission Creek Festival (w/ Anaïs Duplan, Zachary Schomburg) - Iowa City, IA

2016 | Mission Creek Festival (w/ Johannes Goransson, Janaka Stucky) - Iowa City, IA

2015 | The New Privacy - Portland, OR

2015 | If Not For Kidnap (w/ KMA Sullivan & Sampson Starkweather) - Portland, OR 

2015 | Helsing Junction Sleepover (w/ K Records) - Olympia, WA 

2015 | Bird / No Bird Reading (w/ Donald Dunbar, John Beer, and Jeff Alessandrelli) -Portland, OR 

2015 | Smallpressapalooza at Powell’s Books - Portland, OR 

2015 | Boyfriend Mountain Release Party at Holocene - Portland, OR 

2014 | Private Reading (w/ Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Mike Young, and Lily Hoang) - Tucson, AZ 

2014 | Bone Tax Reading Series - Portland, OR

2014 | Ghosts and Projectors Reading Series (w/ Tyler Brewington) - Boise, ID

2014 | Burnside Review Release Party (w/ Jeff Alessandrelli and Sid Miller) - Portland, OR

2014 | Octopus Books / Poor Claudia AWP Offsite Reading - Seattle, WA 

2014 | Sixth Finch AWP Offsite Reading - Seattle, WA 

2014 | The Switch PDX Reading Series - Portland, OR 

2013 | Á Reading Series - Portland, OR 

2013 | Bad Blood (w/ Tyler Brewington, Mathias Svalina, Amy Lawless, and Bianca Stone) - Portland, OR 

2013 |Lit Hop / Bad Blood at the Eagle’s Lodge - Portland, OR 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (VISUAL ART)

2013 | High / Desert - The Waypost - Portland, OR

2013 | New Mine - The People’s Yoga - Portland, OR

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (VISUAL ART)

2013 | Dreem Machines - Caravan Pacific Showroom - Portland, OR

2012 | Thrashin! - Mobile Street Creative - Kalamazoo, MI 

2011 | Spirit / Material - Liberation Yoga - Los Angeles, CA

 

PERFORMANCES (MUSIC)

2014 | Café Passé (w/ Algae & Tentacles, Cy Dune) - Tucson, AZ

2014 | Club Congress (w/ Algae & Tentacles) - Tucson, AZ

2014 | UA Poetry Center Portrait Gallery Opening (w/ Zachary Schomburg) - Tucson, AZ

2014 | The Book of Joshua Release Party (w/ Zachary Schomburg & Dasha Shleyeva) - Portland, OR

2013 | The Waypost (w/ Language) - Portland OR

2013 | The Someday Lounge (w/ Language) - Portland, OR

2013 | The Foggy Notion (w/ Language) - Portland, OR

2013 | KPSU Studio Series (w/ Language) - Portland, OR

2012 | Ella Street Social Club (w/ Language) - Portland, OR

2009 | The Bubble Lounge (w/ State of Oregon) - Portland, OR

2009 | The Bean (w/ State of Oregon) - Portland, OR

 

MUSIC RECORDINGS & ALBUMS

2013 | King Cobra by Young Family (Spork Press)

2012 | You Ruined It by Young Family (Dazzleships Records)

2012 | Also Dead, Vol. 1 + 2 by Language

2010 | Astral Weeks by headband

2009 | good green leaves by headband

 

TEACHING

2014 | University of Arizona, English 101

2013 | IPRC Portland, Poetry Broadsides