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 Dominoes at the Crossroads (short fiction, Véhicule, 2020), and Magnetic Equator (poetry, McClelland and Stewart, 2019, nominated for the AM Klein Prize for Poetry). His novel Accordéon (ARP, 2016) was shortlisted for the Amazon/Walrus Foundation First Novel Award.
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, Asia, and continental Europe. He continues to craft new passages.
Photo by Melissa-Anne Cobbler, at the MCA Detroit, 2018.