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Collin Kelley
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A recap of my week in LA for National Poetry Month. 
WeHo Lamppost Poet Reading (Photo by Joshua Barash) I just got back from a hectic and exciting week in Los Angeles. It was a week full of poetry, catching up with friends, good food, a little shopping and treating myself to a...
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I am one of 23 poets featured on banners along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, CA to mark National Poetry Month. An incredible honor!
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The occasional poem written for the 17th annual Blended Heritage celebration at the Fayette County Public Library in Fayetteville, GA.
this continent is a jigsaw puzzle, full of shapes and patterns – perfect squares of farmland and alien crop circles. And from space the cities are cathedrals of light – points of navigation to guide us when the ro...
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A new poem has been selected for a chapbook project from Four Chambers Press and the Phoenix Art Museum. 
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Wishing everyone a happy new year.
Wishing everyone a happy 2015!
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A different kind of Christmas this year, plus the first draft of "Leaving Paris" is printed and ready for editing.
For the first time ever (yes, ever) I am spending Christmas elsewhere. I'll be with my mother at Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, North Carolina watching her gamble away my inheritance at the slot machines. Yep, mom is a slot que...
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In honor of the 25th anniversary of "Twin Peaks," an old poem perfect for the occasion. 
I could never solve the mystery of you, so we dance, whisper our secrets, stop motion tango. We linger in a black and white and red purgatory, weighted down by velvet, where a little man snaps out our future. Maybe we are bo...
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I am one of 23 poets chosen to have my face and poetry on banners along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood for National Poetry Month. How cool is that?!
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An update on various projects, readings and Sibling Rivalry Press opening up for manuscript submissions.
The limited edition chapbook Poetry and Prose for the Phoenix Art Museum is available for pre-order now from Four Chambers Press. The chapbook features my poem "Turn Left" as well as responses to pieces in the museum's collec...
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A few thoughts on this week's horrific terrorist attacks in Paris.
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2014 was a pretty darn good year after 2013 was soooo sucky.
2013 was truly a sucky year. An "annus horribilis" as Queen Liz would say. While my writing career was flying high with the publication and accolades for Render, my personal life was a mess. I lost my father and grandmother i...
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An update on Leaving Paris, plus some music to put you in the mood.
Back-to-back-to-back editions of the magazine have kept me hopping for weeks now, punctuated by weekends spent on Leaving Paris. The finish line is in sight, sorta. I'll wrap up the January edition of Atlanta INtown this week...
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Collin Kelley is a poet an novelist from Atlanta, GA. New novel "Remain In Light" out now and poetry collection, "Render," in 2013.
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Collin Kelley is the author of the novels Conquering Venus and Remain in Light, which was a finalist for the 2012 Townsend Prize for Fiction, His poetry collections include Better To Travel, Slow To Burn, After the Poison and the forthcoming Render. Kelley, a Georgia Author of the Year Award-winner and Pushcart Prize nominee, is also co-editor of the Java Monkey Speaks Poetry Anthology series from Poetry Atlanta Press. 
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The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces does a good job of recapturing the spirit of the original arts festival that used to be a staple of the park back in the 80s and 90s. A good mix of art, food and entertainment to be had along the winding pathways of gorgeous Piedmont Park.
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