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!
I should be an expert at life by now;
Lord knows I’ve had loads of practice.
I should be an expert at laughter by now;
I give myself mounds of material.
I should be an expert at love songs by now;
I hear them each time that you talk.
I should be an expert at heartache by now,
A numb decrescendo of dread.
I should be an expert at poems by now,
Seeing and telling the truth.
I should be an expert at death by now,
Another dream killed in its prime.
I should be an expert at learning by now;
I have three tassels to prove it.
I should be an expert at healing by now;
I have more scars than skin.
I should be an expert at stopping by now,
But I’m always ready to go.
*Photography: Wesley Verge
*Cover Art: Adam Gurczak