Kendall A. Bell

Poet

Riverside, NJ 08075

Author's Bio

Kendall A. Bell's poetry has been most recently published in Olney Magazine and The Aurora Journal. He was nominated for Sundress Publications' Best of the Net collection seven times. He is the author of three full length collections, "The Roads Don't Love You" (2018), "the forced hush of quiet" (2019) and, "the shallows" (2022), and 31 chapbooks, the latest being "welcome, goodbye". He is the publisher/editor of Maverick Duck Press and editor and founder of Chantarelle's Notebook. His chapbooks are available through Maverick Duck Press. He lives in Southern New Jersey.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
the shallows (Maverick Duck Press, 2022)
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the forced hush of quiet (Maverick Duck Press, 2019)
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The Roads Don't Love You (Maverick Duck Press, 2018)
Chapbooks:
welcome, goodbye (Maverick Duck Press, 2022)
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bloodstream (Maverick Duck Press, 2021)
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woodvale (Maverick Duck Press, 2021)
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A Tear In The Dimension (Maverick Duck Press, 2020)
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the frail spine of us (Maverick Duck Press, 2020)
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Turnpike North (Second Edition) (Maverick Duck Press, 2020)
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The Darkwater Horizon (Maverick Duck Press, 2019)
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Chasing The Skyline (Maverick Duck Press, 2018)
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Until The Light (Maverick Duck Press, 2018)
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Dollhouse (Maverick Duck Press, 2017)
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Happiness Is A Death Blow (Indigent Press, 2017)
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Trust Fall (Maverick Duck Press, 2017)
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We Are All Ghosts (Maverick Duck Press, 2017)
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Into The Undertow (Indigent Press, 2016)
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How To Disappear (Maverick Duck Press, 2015)
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Be Mine (Maverick Duck Press, 2014)
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Siberia (Maverick Duck Press, 2014)
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Blair's Echo (Maverick Duck Press, 2013)
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The Sound of Cracking Bones (Maverick Duck Press, 2013)
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Paper cuts and iodine (Maverick Duck Press, 2012)
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The Forgotten (Maverick Duck Press, 2009)
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Turnpike North (Gold Wake Press, 2008)
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14 Ways to Die (Maverick Duck Press, 2007)
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The Mathematics of Frustration and Loss (Maverick Duck Press, 2006)
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Preservation (Maverick Duck Press, 2005)
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Bleeding Out (Powerscore Press, 2004)
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Destroyed (Powerscore Press, 2003)
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Descending (Powerscore Press, 2002)
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Blast (Powerscore Press, 2001)
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Before I Die (Powerscore Press, 2000)
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Flailing (Powerscore Press, 1998)
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Short Leash (Powerscore Press, 1997)
Journals:
Anti-Heroin Chic
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Baby Clam Press
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Crêpe & Penn
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Decompression
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Downer Magazine
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Drown In My Own Fears
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Edison Literary Review
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First Literary Review-East
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Flutter Poetry Journal
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Hobo Camp Review
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In Between Hangovers
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Olney Magazine
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Ovunque Siamo
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Scythe
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Sunken Lines
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The Barefoot Muse
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Thick With Conviction
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work to a calm
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Yellow Chair Review
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Your One Phone Call
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Zygote in My Coffee
Prizes won: 

Nominated: Best of the Net, 2018: Most days, I am a museum of things I want to forget (by Work to a calm), Best of the Net, 2015: For the girl with the Golden State in her eyes, The monster of Riverside (by Thick With Conviction) Juried Poetry Contest for the Medford Cultural Arts Commission, 2014: Honorable Mention: Tourniquet Nominated: Best of the Net, 2013: That poem I trashed (by Work to a calm) Juried Poetry Contest for the Medford Cultural Arts Commission, 2012: First Place: Winterlong and Third Place: Tuesday night she was in my dreams. Honorable Mention: A wreck cannot take everything Nominated: Best of the Net, 2012: Something Of Your Own (by Thick With Conviction) Nominated: Best of the Net, 2011: The infinite definitions for darkness (by Drown In My Own Fears) Nominated: Best of the Net, 2009: Molten (by Drown In My Own Fears) Nominated: Best of the Net, 2007: Awkward Moment #1 (by Thick With Conviction)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Sierra DeMulder, Olivia Gatwood, Nicole Blackman, Amber Decker, Caitlyn Siehl.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Englewood
Raised in: 
Bergenfield, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Jan 16, 2023