Kerry Shawn Keys lives in Vilnius, where he taught translation theory and creative composition  at Vilnius University. He has 40 books to his credit. Of late, he has been writing prose wonderscripts, and monologues for the stage. He performs with the free jazz percussionist and sound-constellation artist, Vladimir Tarasov – Prior Records released their CD in 2006. His most recent book is Transporting, a cloak of rhapsodies (2010). Keys received the Robert H. Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America in 1992, and in 2005 a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. He received a Translation Laureate Award from the Lithuanian Writers Union in 2003.