May 14, 1940. New York, New York. EDUCATION: Brown University, A.B., 1962, with honors in American Civilization. Columbia University, M.A., 1966, in American History, under Woodrow Wilson, N.Y. State Regents and International Fellowships. King's College, University of London, 1964-65, as a Fulbright Scholar. Further studies in music and theater at Morley College in London and the New School in New York. Phi Beta Kappa.
Pulitzer Fellowship in critical writing, 1965. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1967. NEA Visual Arts Services Grants, 1976, 1978, NEA Visual Arts Planning Grant for art in public places, 1979; NEA Visual Arts senior fellowship in book-art, 1985. Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, 1980. Fund for Investigative Journalism, l980. CCLM Editors Fellowship, 1981. The Kitchen Media Bureau, 1983. American Public Radio Program Fund, 1984. NYSCA Media Services (through Future Press), 1982. 84. Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek, 1983. Inter Nationes, the German translation agency, 1983, 84, 85, 86. NEA Media Arts Program, 1981, 82, 85, 86, 90, 91. Finishing Funds Award, Experimental TV Center, 1996. ASCAP Standard Award in music composition, annually since 1983 (except 1992-93). Pollock-Kraser Foundation, 2001.
Numbers: Poems & Stories, both written and designed by RK, selected one of the Best Books of l976 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and included in its l977 exhibition. Publication of a work of art in the Lethbridge Herald (Feb. 11, 1978), as sole winner in a competition sponsored by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, and funded by the Canada Council. Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1986.
Associate, Thematic Studies Program, John Jay College, City University of New York, 1972-73. Senior staff, Indiana University Writers Conference, July 1976. Visiting Professor of American Studies and English, the University of Texas at Austin, spring 1977. Visiting Professor of Theater, Hunter College, CUNY, spring 2002. Master Artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, May-June 2001. Co-founder-president of Assembling Press, 1970-82. Literary director of The Future Press of the Cultural Council Foundation, 1976--. Co-editor-publisher, Precisely: A Critical Magazine, 1977--. Sole proprietor, Archae Editions (not not-for-profit), 1978 to present. Coordinator-interviewer, “American Writing Today,” Voice of America Forum Series, 1979-81. Fellow, New Assoc of Sephardi/Mizrahi Artists & Writers Int’l, 2000-02.
Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, 1979, 1986. DAAD Berliner Kunstlerprogramm, 1981-83. GRANTS PANELIST: Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines (elected by constituency of past recipients), 1975, 1978, 1980; The Loft, Minneapolis, 1992; Texas Circuit, 1993.
Contemporary Dramatists, New York Arts Journal, Arts in Society, Performing Arts Journal, Lotta Poetica, The Humanist. AvantGarde: Interdisciplinary and International Review, Liberty, Rampike, Literature in Performance, Incite Information, The Pushcart Prize, for various durations.
WXXI-FM, Rochester, NY, 1975, 76. Synapse (video), Syracuse Univ., 1975. Cabin Creek Center for Work and Environmental Studies (in holography), l978. The Electronic Music Studio of Stockholm, 1981, 83, 84, 86, 88. WGBH-FM, Boston, 1983. Public Access Synthesizer Studio, New York, 1983. The Brooklyn College Center for Computer Music, 1984. The Dennis Gabor Laboratory, Museum of Holography, 1985, 89. Film/Video Arts, 1989. Experimental Television Center, Owego, New York, 1985, 86, 87, 89, 90, 2005. Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred College, 2004 (twice).
The Theatre of Mixed Means (Dial Press, l968; Pitman, l970; Archae Editions, l980). Master Minds (Macmillan, l969; in Spanish translation as USA: ?Revolucion Cultural?,, Rodolfo Alonso, l972). Visual Language (Assembling Press, l970). In the Beginning (Abyss, l971). Recyclings, Volume One (Assembling, l974). The End of Intelligent Writing (Sheed & Ward, 1974), reprinted as Literary Politics in America (Andrews & McMeel, l977). I Articulations/Short Fictions (Kulchur Foundation, l974). Openings & Closings (D'Arc, l975). Portraits from Memory (Ardis, l975). Constructs (WCPR, 1975). Three Places in New Inkland (with two co-authors, Zartscorp, l977). Illuminations (Laughing Bear-Future, l977). One Night Stood (Future Press, l977, in two different formats). Wordsand (Simon Fraser Univ. Gallery-Archae Editions, l978). Constructs Two (Membrane, l978). And So Forth (Future, l979). Exhaustive Parallel Intervals (Future, l979). "The End" Appendix/“The End” Essentials (Scarecrow-Assembling, l979). Twenties in the Sixties (Greenwood-Assembling-Wild & Woolley, l979). Metamorphosis in the Arts (Assembling, l980). More Short Fictions (Assembling, l980). Reincarnations (Future, l981). The Old Poetries and the New (Univ. of Michigan, l981). Autobiographies (Mudborn-Future, l981). Arenas/Fields/Pitches/|Turfs (BkMk-Univ. of Missouri at Kansas City, l982). American Imaginations (Merve, 1983). Epiphanies (Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, 1983). Recyclings (Future, 1984). Autobiographien New York Berlin (Merve, 1986). Prose Pieces/Aftertexts (Atticus, 1987). The Grants-Fix (Archae, 1987). The Old Fictions and the New (MacFarland, 1987). Conversing with Cage (Limelight, 1988; in German as John Cage im Gesprach, DuMont, 1989; in French as Conversations Avec John Cage, Syrtes, 2000: second revised edition, Routledge, 2002). On Innovative Music(ian)s (Limelight, 1989). Unfinished Business: An Intellectual Nonhistory (Archae Editions, 1990). The New Poetries and Some Olds (Southern Illinois, 1991). Politics in the African-American Novel (Greenwood, 1991). Solos, Duets, Trios & Choruses (Membrane-Future, 1991). On Innovative Art(ist)s (McFarland, 1992). Wordworks: Poems New & Selected (BOA, 1993). A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (A