The Year of Lovemaking and Crying

The Year of Lovemaking and Crying

In 2013, Kenneth Robinson published a new edition of his 1999 book of poetry titled, The Year of Lovemaking and Crying. This work can be purchased through


All Praises to You (an excerpt from Kenneth's Poetry Collection) 


I am human, I have been human, I cannot be human enough


I am not good enough, or worthy of, and so on and so forth.


Fill my heart with boxes and boxes marked Your Tenderness


and Your Mercy



Salka Archipelago
Salka Archipelago

The Salka Poetry Project

Kenneth also collaborated with poet and visual artist, Ana Maria Hernando and master printmaker Bud Shark in 2013 to create Salka Archipelagoa poem-painting in limited edition prints, that celebrates the mysticism of the Andean tradition and Don Americo Yabár's teachings on salka, a Quechua word meaning "undomesticated energy."  


To learn more about the project or to purchase one of these prints, you can contact Kenneth directly at or visit:







The Salka Poetry Project Podcast

The Salka Poetry Project Podcast Series offers an engaging collaboration of conversation and poetry in both Spanish and English by artist and poet, Ana María Hernando, and poet, Kenneth Robinson. The two incorporate in-depth interviews with Colorado master printmaker Bud Shark and Innisfree Poetry Bookstore owner Brian Buckley in order to expand on their own exploration of the intersection of poetry and the visual arts. The podcast will give perspectives on a range of topics including the meaning of salka, the relationship between poetry and spirituality, the intimacy of translation, and the Colorado art scene.


The first installament includes an interview with Brian Buckley, owner of Innisfree, Boulder, Colorado’s own poetry bookstore.


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To learn more about the Salka Poetry Project, click here 

and feel free to check out more by our collaborators by following the links below:


Ana María Hernando

Brian Buckley

Bud Shark


This series has been in funded in part by the Boulder Arts Commission, and Agency of the City of Boulder.