Kyle Harvey, Filmmaker — Kyle Harvey is a filmmaker, poet, photographer and graphic designer. He recently premiered his first film, Portolano: A Film About Jack Mueller and finished his second film, It’s Nice To Be With You Always.
Harvey was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award (Hyacinth, Lithic Press 2013) and winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in A Dozen Nothing, American Life in Poetry, Dirty Chai, Dream Pop, Electric Cereal, Empty Mirror, Fat City Review, Heavy Feather Review, HOUSEGUEST, Metatron, New Bile, Ossuary Whispers, Pilgrimage, Pith, Poems-For-All, Reality Hands, Scribbler, SHAMPOO, Think Journal, The Wallace Stevens Journal and elsewhere. Lithic Press published his serial poems July and Farewell Materials, while Reality Beach, recently, a package of broadsides titled, The Alphabet’s Book of Colors: Supplemental Notes for Philipp Otto Runge’s Die Farbenkugel. His collection, Cosmographies, is forthcoming from Cuneiform Press 2020.
Solo, and in various bands, Harvey has been nominated for and/or won mulitple Omaha Enterntainment & Arts Awards. He has been fortunate to share the stage with Deerhunter, Daniel Johnston, The Mountain Goats, David Bazan, The Old 97’s, Spoon, Bright Eyes, The Good Life, Criteria, Frank Black (of The Pixies), The Stills, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Art Alexakis (of Everclear), Jeffery Lewis, The Faint, Superchunk, Ben Kweller, William Elliott Whitmore, Mason Jennings, Eric Bachmann (of Crooked Fingers and Archers of Loaf), Jeremy Messersmith, Jay Farrar, David Rawlings, The Great Lake Swimmers, Adam Franklin (of Swervedriver), Cursive, Mates of State, Dave Dondero, Milagres and many more.
His first film, Portolano: A Film About Jack Mueller, premiered in October 2018. He recently finished his second film, a documentary about the poet Neeli Cherkovski titled, It’s Nice To Be With You Always. He lives with his wife and children in Fruita, Colorado.