Collin Kelley-Midnight in a Perfect World

Collin Kelley


Collin Kelley is the author of the newly published poetry collection Midnight in a Perfect World. His other poetry collections include the American Library Association-honored Render , Better To Travel and Slow To Burn. Sibling Rivalry Press is also the publisher of his acclaimed Venus Trilogy of novels, Conquering Venus, Remain In Light and Leaving Paris. A recipient of the Georgia Author of the Year Award, Deep South Festival of Writers Award and a finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, Kelley’s poetry, reviews, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world. Find out more at


Atlanta's Poetic Voices

Karen Head, Collin Kelley & Dan Veach discuss the legacy and mission of nonprofit Poetry Atlanta and the 25th anniversary of Atlanta Review as well as read work from their new collections.

  • Marriott Conference Center Auditorium
  • Sat 10:00-10:45a Marriott Auditorium

Midnight in a Perfect World

Collin Kelley’s third full-length poetry collection, Midnight in a Perfect World, is a sequence of cinematic, dream-like poems infused with travelogue, pop culture and music – from Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush to Kylie Minogue and David Bowie. With the city of London as a final destination, readers touch down in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Denver, Atlanta and New York before crossing the pond for a cathartic reunion of ghosts from the poet’s past.

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