Anthony Kellman

Fiction Writer, Poet

Atlanta, GA
Georgia US

Author's Bio

ANTHONY KELLMAN is a writer and musician, and Emeritus Professor of English & Creative Writing at Augusta University. He is the author of five books of poetry, Watercourse, The Long Gap, Wings of a Stranger, Limestone (the first published epic poem from the island of Barbados), and South Eastern Stages. He is also the author of two novels, The Coral Rooms and The Houses of Alphonso; and four CDs of original music two of which are companions to his books Wings of a Stranger and Limestone. His awards include a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship (USA) and The Prime Minister's award (Barbados). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in literary periodicals in the USA, the Caribbean, Canada, England, Wales, India, Venezuela, Cuba, and Brazil. He is also the editor of the first full-length U.S anthology of English-language Caribbean poetry Crossing Water: Contemporary Poetry of the English-Speaking Caribbean (1992) and is the originator of the Barbados poetic form Tuk Verse.

Publications & Prizes


The Houses of Alphonso (Peepal Tree Press, 2004)
The Coral Rooms (Peepal Tree Press, 1994)


South Eastern Stages (Peepal Tree Press, 2012)
Limestone (Peepal Tree Press, 2008)
Wings of A Stranger (Peepal Tree Press, 2000)
The Long Gap (Peepal Tree Press, 1996)
Prizes won: 

National endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship (USA)
The Prime Minister's Award (Barbados)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat , Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes

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Identifies as: 
Caribbean American
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Born in: 
Bridgetown, Barbados
Raised in: 
Bridgetown, Barbados
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Last update: Jan 19, 2016