Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. LGBT Studies. "To render is to strip away, to make clear. With RENDER, Collin Kelley has a story to tell, one that is shaped by language that both shutters and illuminates meaning. Kelley's elegiac, soaring series of poems, serve as an open invitation to join him on his brave, ribald romp across the landscape of his memory. What unfolds is as intimate—and at the same time, as exposed—as underthings pinned to a clothesline. RENDER presents a deconstructed world which Kelley brilliantly reconstructs through his deft use of language: a world which is Kelley's for the mending, amending, and, ultimately, ours for the rending."—Vanessa Daou
About the Author
Collin Kelley is the author of the novels Conquering Venus and Remain in Light, which was a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. His poetry collections include Better to Travel, Slow to Burn and After the Poison. Kelley is also the author of the short story collection Kiss Shot. A recipient of the Georgia Author of the Year Award, Deep South Festival of Writers Award and Goodreads Poetry Award, Kelley's poetry, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world. He lives in Atlanta, GA.