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Collin Kelley
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Attended Clayton State University
Lives in Atlanta, GA
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What I've been up to this summer.
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Check out the video of my reading and Q&A session for the annual Seat in the Shade poetry series in Athens, GA. 
Watch me read from my poetry and discuss my work with fellow poet Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor at the opening of the annual Seat in the Shade series at The Globe in Athens, GA. Many thanks to Melisa and the University of Georgia Co...
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Peanut butter in the fridge? Are you mad!? 
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Oh, now I get it… Vanessa Place is next-leveling trolling.
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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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The reissue of Better To Travel is coming this autumn! 
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RIP James Horner. The score for Brainstorm remains one of my favorites.
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Twenty years ago today, I began the trip that inspired The Venus Trilogy of novels, which will wrap up soon with Leaving Paris. 
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A few thoughts on this week's poetry dust up.
A Change.org petition is being circulated to have conceptual poet Vanessa Place removed from the committee selecting panels for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in LA next year. I was only vaguel...
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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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    Novelist, Poet & Journalist, 1969 - present
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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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