Keilan Colville is a young poet and student of English at Ulster University. He enjoys all kinds of poetry, with his inspirations ranging from Samuel Taylor Coleridge to Sylvia Plath.
He is a lover of music, particularly Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan, being a musician himself. He enjoys taking pictures on his Polaroid and using his typewriter to write his poems, stories and thoughts.
His poems appear in the Wild Pressed Young Poet’s Anthology Dark Animals, Starry Eyed Collective’s ‘Growth’ Issue, Streetcake Magazine’s Issue 66 and in the upcoming issue of The Paperclip, a publication by Ulster University.
STORM AND SILENCE by Keilan Colville
Storm and Silence expertly combines the narrator’s voice with the voice of landscape, weather and situation. When one speaks, another answers.
Rain falls on mountains, as tears fall on a face. Music reflects internal turmoil. Human intimacy is delicately painted:
You breathe in and out with the air
of the earth living and dying
in you — the nature of our lives.
With Keilan Colville’s debut pamphlet, a young Northern-Irish poet emerges.