Connecting with the community is a large part of Kurt's work. A few of those connections are as follows.
(with a Boston Accent)
After years of living in Key West part-time, Kurt became a permanent resident in 2014. He has been an active member of the Key West Poetry Guild and The Studios of Key West, participating in poetry readings and art exhibitions.
Inspired by the literary and artistic legacy of Key West, Kurt's work reflects a historical context and connection to many of the island's famed creatives.
Living and working in South Boston for over 15 years directly influenced Kurt's art and writing. He was a regular participant in the South Boston Poetry Slam and South Boston Arts Association Events. His poem "Counting" earned the Best Poem Prize from the South Boston Literary Gazette.
Living and working in the Fort Point Arts Community in Boston was a dream Kurt realized when moving there in 2005. He lived and worked in both Midway Studios and the Artist's Building at 300 Summer Street.
Kurt was a regular participant in Fort Point Open Studios and exhibited art regularly in the community. He was a member of the Fort Point Theatre Channel as well with the company producing dramatic interpretations of his work.
Kurt's Montana roots go deep. His father was born and raised in Kalispell and Kurt spent time in Montana every other year from the time he was 9 months old, visiting his grandmother in Missoula and traveling to Flathead Lake and Glacier Park.
In addition, Kurt attended the Creative Writing Program at the University of Montana as a teaching fellow and later taught there as an adjunct. He participated in readings at Second Wind and Howl at the Moon and exhibited his art in local galleries.