Kevin McLellan

Poet

Cambridge, MA 02139

Author's Bio

Kevin McLellan is the author of: the forthcoming full-length poetry collections, In Other Words You/ (2022 Hilary Tham Capital Collection winner), Ornitheology (2019 Massachusetts Book Awards recipient),  and Tributary; the book objects, Hemispheres (which resides in the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona and other special collections) and [box] (which resides in the Blue Star Collection at Harvard University and other special collections); and the chapbook, Round Trip.

Kevin makes videos under the name, Duck Hunting with the Grammarian, and his video Dick won Best Short Form Short at the LGBTQ+ Los Angeles Film Festival and also showed in the Flickers’ Rhode Island Film Festival, the Tag! Queer Film Festival, the Berlin Short Film Festival, and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. https://kevmclellan.com/

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
In the Tempered Dark: Contemporary Poets Transcending Elegy (Black Lawrence Press, 2023)
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Appreciating Tender Buttons: An Invitation to Play Volume I (Word Works, 2022)
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Essential Voices (West Virginia University Press, 2022)
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Queer Nature (Autumn House Press, 2022)
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Dream of the River (Jacar Press, 2021)
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Voices Amidst the Virus (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2020)
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CREDO: An Anthology of Manifestos & Sourcebook for Creative Writing (C&R Press, 2018)
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They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press, 2018)
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Between: New Gay Poetry (Chelsea Station Editions, 2013)
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Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2010)
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Spaces Between Us (Third World Press, 2010)
Books:
In Other Words You/ (Word Works, 2023)
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Ornitheology (Word Works, 2018)
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Tributary (Barrow Street Press, 2015)
Chapbooks:
Hemispheres (Fact-Simile, 2019)
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[box] (Letter [r] Press, 2016)
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Round Trip (Seven Kitchens Press, 2010)
Journals: ,
American Letters & Commentary
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American Literary Review
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Architrave Press
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Barrow Street
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Bloom
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Bombay Gin
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Denver Quarterly
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Drunken Boat
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Elohi Gadugi Journal
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Exquisite Corpse
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Ghost Proposal
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Horse Less Review
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Hoxie Gorge Review
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Jelly Bucket
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Kenyon Review Online
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Lodestar Quarterly
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Nashville Review
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Negative Capability
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Ocean State Review
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Oversound
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Pilgrimage Magazine
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Plenitude Magazine
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Poet's Market
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Prelude
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Puerto del Sol
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Requited
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Ruminate
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Spoke
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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Tammy
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Timber
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Tuesday; An Art Project
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Typo Magazine
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Verse Daily
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Waterstone
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Western Humanities Review
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Wicked Alice
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Prizes won: 

Timothy Liu selected IN OTHER WORD YOU/ for the 2022 Hilary Tham Capital Collection and it will be published in 2023 by The Word Works. ORNITHEOLOGY received honors at the 2019 Massachusetts Book Awards. "Anonymity" won the 2016 Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award. "Thereafter" won the 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize judged by Ralph Angel.

 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
James Schuyler, Maurice Blanchot, Hans Faverey, Jorie Graham, Sylvia Plath

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
NH
New Hampshire
Raised in: 
NH
New Hampshire
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Last update: Nov 14, 2022