Poetry

Franklin Abbott

Franklin Abbott is the author of two books of poetry, Mortal Love: Selected Poems, 1971-1998 and Pink Zinnia (2009). He also editied three anthologies on men and gender: New Men, New Minds: Breaking Male Tradition (1987), Men and Intimacy: Personal Accounts of the Dilemmas of Modern Male Sexuality (1990), and Boyhood: Growing Up Male (1993). Abbott established the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival.

Book — Men and Intimacy: Personal Accounts Exploring the Dilemmas of Modern Male Sexuality 
Poem — “Milky Way,” by Franklin Abbott
Pamphlet — First Annual Atlanta GLBTQ Literary Festival
Flyer — AQLF and Poetry Atlanta Present a night of Allen Ginsberg
“Boyhood: Growing Up Male” edited by Franklin Abbott, flier for presentation at Outwrite Bookstore, Atlanta, Georgia, July 30, 1998.
Poem — “Learning to Float” by Franklin Abbott
Draft poem — “For My Friend, Mike Richey Whose Death I Witnessed Ten Years Ago”
Flyer — “Love is Queer” Poetry Night at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse

Jim Elledge

Jim Elledge has published a range of work. His volumes of poetry include Commandments (2005), Tapping My Arm for a Vein (2015), the Lambda Literary Award winning A History of My Tattoo: A Poem (2006), and several other titles. His edited volumes include Queers in American popular Culture (2010) and, with David Groff, Who’s Yer Daddy? Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners (2012), which is also a Lambda Literary Award winner.

Periodical — Washington Square
Rejection letter from Yellow Silk publishers
Letter of rejection from Penguin Publishers
Rejection slip from the Paris Review
Flyer — “First Annual Atlanta GLBTQ Literary Festival: Festival Kick Off and Open Mic”, with Jim Elledge
Acceptance letter from Poetry Society of America
Periodical — VZ Inter-Arts: Event A Trans-Genre Anthology
Author of the Year Award Winner in Biography Presented to Jim Elledge for Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley’s debut collection of poetry, Better to Travel, was published in 2003. In 2006, he published a chapbook, Slow to Burn, followed by After the Poison in 2008. As co-editor of the anthology Jave Monkey Speaks, Volume 2, he was named a winner of the 2007 Georgia Author of the Year Award. Kelley has also written noves, including Conquering Venus (2010) and Remain in the Light (2012).

Proof – “Slow to Burn” 
Book — “Slow to Burn poems”
Script for “Conquering Venus” by Collin Mitchell Kelley 
Book — “Slow to Burn poems”