About the Books
Teaching Snakes to Sing
Humors. Heartbreak. Identity. Teaching Snakes to Sing covers it all! In this compelling book of poetry, musician Kelvyn Koning takes you on an artist’s journey of growth in achieving their greatest potential.
~Kelvyn Koning, 2020
2020 Vision: A Haiku A Day
"A haiku a day
In the year 2020
Became my mission.”
Sassy, sweet, naughty, and nostalgic. Kelvyn Koning captures moods that, for many, defined the year 2020 in his unfiltered book 2020 Vision: A Haiku A day.
~Kelvyn Koning, 2021
Poem of the Month
Not every poem made it into one of the books, but that doesn't mean they aren't worth sharing - so please enjoy this bonus poem!
First snow dances atop autumn leaves,
Still fiery with life,
Each shining distinct light,
Their contrasting palettes somehow complementary though
They were taught to be foes,
One stripping the other,
One needing to fall to make the other the winner.
Yet they reside harmoniously,
Holding hands despite the cold air,
Radiating love and joy,
Both of them my light and my home,
Each a different season of my life,
Yet somehow blended into a sparkling, dripping painting.
I love Autumn and I love Winter,
And though it’s hard for them to exist concurrently -
For change is inevitable -
I have needed them both
To be who I am.
*Photography: Wesley Verge
*Cover Art: Adam Gurczak