Kevin Carey is Coordinator of Creative Writing at Salem State University. He has published a chapbook of fiction from Red Bird Chapbooks, The Beach People (2014) and three books of poetry, The One Fifteen to Penn Station (2012), Jesus Was a Homeboy (2016) which was an Honor book for the Paterson Literary Prize, and Set in Stone (2020) all from CavanKerry Press. His poems have twice appeared on The Writers Almanac on National Public Radio and on The Academy of American Poets Poem a Day. Kevin is also a playwright and a filmmaker. Among his films are two co-directed & co-produced documentary films about poets, including All That Lies Between Us and Unburying Malcolm Miller, which premiered at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in 2017. Kevin has also co-authored a screenplay Peter’s Song which won Best Screenplay at the New Hampshire Film Festival in 2009. His latest stage play The Stand or Sal is Dead, a murder mystery comedy premiered at the Actor’s Studio in Newburyport, MA in June, 2018. His new crime novel, Murder in the Marsh, from Darkstroke Books, was released in October (2020). He is so pleased for Junior Miles and the Junkman, a new middle grade novel, to be out in September of 2023 from Fitzroy Books, an imprint of Regal House Publishing. A new co-written collection of poems Olympus Heights will be out in October of 2023 from The Lily Poetry Review Books.
Kevin was also a middle school basketball coach for nineteen seasons before stepping down a few years ago. He still goes back to run the scoreboard from time to time. He currently lives north of Boston, Massachusetts with his wife of thirty-two years, two cats and a dog. When he’s not teaching, he’s often writing in local coffee shops or visiting his adult children or hanging with his writing pals. Kevin is an avid reader, a devoted Celtics fan, and a longtime member of the Salem Writer’s group. Kevincareywriter.com Twitter: @kcarey127 Instagram: kevincareywriter