Midnight in a Perfect World: Collin Kelley and Katie Farris

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Headshots of Collin Kelley and Katie Farris

Celebrate local favorite Collin Kelley's new book of poetry, Midnight in a Perfect World, with a joint reading by Collin Kelley and Katie Farris.

Collin Kelley is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection Midnight in a Perfect World (Sibling Rivalry Press). His other poetry collections include the American Library Association-honored Render (Sibling Rivalry Press), Better To Travel (Poetry Atlanta Press) and Slow To Burn (Seven Kitchens Press). Sibling Rivalry Press is also the publisher of his acclaimed Venus Trilogy of novels, Conquering VenusRemain 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. 

Katie Farris is the author of the novel Boysgirls (Marick Press) and the poetry collection Thirteen Intimacies (Five Hundred Places). Her poetry, fictions, and translations have appeared in various journals, including Verse, Spillway, Indiana Review, Washington Square, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, and others. She holds an MFA from Brown University and is currently a visiting associate professor at Georgia Tech. 

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1189 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
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ISBN: 9781943977536
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Published: Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC - November 15th, 2018

"In Midnight in a Perfect World, Collin Kelley navigates the moody landscapes of desire, travels the dark edge of Eros in the 21st century of love, charting his passage in language sometimes brutal, sometimes lyrical, often both at once.

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ISBN: 9781937420345
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Published: Sibling Rivalry Press - April 16th, 2013

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.

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ISBN: 9781943977123
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Published: Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC - April 15th, 2016

A decade after the events chronicled in Conquering Venus and Remain In Light, Irene Laureux, Martin Paige and Christian Kigali are confronted by a journalist who has uncovered their connection to the Paris underworld. Meanwhile, a plot by the chief of police, Michel Arnaud, to stem the tide of immigrants ensnares Christian's father and brings unrest to the City of Light.

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ISBN: 9781937420536
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Published: Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC - December 10th, 2013

A young, American writer, Martin Paige, agrees to chaperone a group of high school seniors on their graduation trip to Paris as a favor to his best friend, teacher Diane Jacobs. Diane hopes Europe will act as a catalyst to lift Martin from his grief following the suicide of his lover, Peter.

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ISBN: 9781937420543
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Published: Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC - December 10th, 2013

In 1968, Irene Laureux's husband was murdered during the Paris riots and his body dumped near Notre-Dame cathedral. Thirty years later, she finally catches up with his killer. With the help of American writer Martin Paige, Irene will illuminate decades of secrets and lies only to discover that her husband's death is part of something far more sinister.

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ISBN: 9781934851319
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Published: Marick Press - July 31st, 2011

A host of characters emerge from a madwoman's dreams, populating a world as strange and magnificent as a painting by Hieronymous Bosch. A boy with one wing seeks the secret to flight. A girl with a mirror for a face, adored by all, longs to simply eat. A pregnant girl reflects on the effects of metamorphoses.