CLAIRE KELLY

 

LITERARY CONTRIBUTIONS 

 

CHAPBOOKS 

 

Another Final Girl: Horror Poems. Vancouver, BC: Rahila's Ghost, 2020. 

The City Series: number four – Edmonton. Victoria, BC: Frog Hollow Press, 2016, (Editor). 

Ur-Moth. Victoria, BC: Frog Hollow Press, 2014. 

FULL-LENGTH BOOKS 

One Thing – Then Another. Toronto, ON: ECW Press, 2019.  
Maunder. Windsor, ON: Palimpsest Press, 2017.  

GRANTS & AWARDS 

Longlisted for the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize, November 2017, “Mother, What Should We Do Now?“

Selected for the League of Canadian Poets’ Poem in Your Pocket booklet, April 2017, “First the Children Stopped

        Asking for a Ride.” 

Finalist in The Malahat Review’s Open Season Award, poetry category, 2017, “That the day.” 

Shortlisted in Briar Patch’s 6th Annual Writing in the Margins Creative Writing Contest, poetry category, 2017,

        “Boyle Street Triptych.” 

Second Place in Glass Buffalo’s English Poetry Prize, 2016, “Another Failed Anthropoligetica.” 

Shortlisted in The Walrus Poetry Prize, 2015, “Westward U-Haul Gothic.” 

artsnb Creation Grant, Category C, 2014. 

Honourable Mention in CV2’s Young Buck Contest, 2014, “As if you steeped and drank these streets.” 

Second Place in Prairie Fire’s The Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Contest, 2014, “News-scroll for
        Dream Junkies.” 

PRINT PUBLICATIONS 

 

"What a Pandemic Whiner" in Qwerty, 42, Winter 2020.

"Today Your Sad Brain is a Leaky Hot Water Bottle" in Room, 43.3, Neurodivergence Issue, Fall 2020.

"Sonnet for an Ass that Won't Quit" in ARC, 91, Spring 2020. 

“In this Gig-Economy, I Want the Everything of a Manticore” and “Moving Lament” in Prairie Fire, Winter 2019.  

“Boyle Street Triptych“ in Alberta Views, Oct. 2019. [reprint]

“Moon's Cape“ in Vallum, 16.2, Fear Issue, Fall 2019.

“Once a Month I Invasion,” “Soothsaying the Last Spring Melt,” and “Treasure IslandRhymeland” in Qwerty, 39,
        Spring 2019. 

“Supervillain Creation Myth in the Beauty Aisle” in Grain, 46.3, Spring 2019. 

“Blessed in this Crag” in PRISM international, 57.2, Winter 2018. 

“Four Seasons on the Bus: Spring“ in Alberta Views, Apr. 2018. [reprint]

“Every Dusk, Mothertongue. Mothertonguing Every Dusk” in Prairie Fire, 38.3, Fall 2017. 

“I raise my feedback loop to yours and choke“ in Poetry is Dead, 16, Let It Break Issue, Summer 2017. 

“Nobody Every Day Keeps Saying Nothing“ in CV2, 40.1, Convergence Issue, Summer 2017. 

“Sophocles’ Jalopy” in Literary Review of Canada, Apr. 2017.  

“Another Failed Anthropoligetica” in Glass Buffalo, Fall 2016. 

“Apollo in a Sulky“ in The Malahat Review, 196, Fall 2016. 

“Harriet the Grown-up Spy” and “Renters in Pyjamas“ in Arc, 80, Summer 2016. 

“D20" and "How Turkeys Become City-Dwellers in Edmonton“ in Poetry is Dead, 13, Secret Identities Issue,
          2016. 

“Suddenly one has come to notice the war everywhere” in Echolocation, 15, Spring 2016. 

“From Maunderings I, II, III, IX” in The Fiddlehead, 266, Winter 2016.  

“As if you steeped and drank these streets” in CV2, 38.3, Winter 2016. 

“Crows—squires” in Grain, 42.4, Summer 2015. 

“Ghazal #2” in Event, 44.1, Summer 2015. 

“News-scroll for Dream Junkies” in Prairie Fire, 36.2, Summer 2015. 

“Short-term Desires” and “Stumped by a Squat Frame” in FreeFall Magazine, Fall 2014. 

“Devil’s Snuff-box,” “Peony,” and “Shield Lichen” in Qwerty, 31, Spring 2014. 

“In the torso of a great windstorm” and “Your First Love, a Vacant Siding” in The Malahat Review, 185, Winter
          2013. 

“But then I am so good at forgetting” and “Gathering in the Parking Lot” in Qwerty, 28, Fall 2012. 

“Jack-O’-Lantern” and “Yellow Wart” in PRISM international, 51.2, The Food Issue, 2012. 

“Reading Alden Nowlan’s ‘Hens’ at the Laundromat” and “Wilde Paints the Parlour White” in The Malahat Review,

        180 (East Coast Issue), Fall 2012. 

“Funeral March,” “Your name is raw,” and “I dreamt I could fly. I awoke encased in lead.” in Exile Quarterly, 34.1,

        Fall 2010. 

“Ebb” in Existere, 27.2, Spring/Summer 2008. 

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS 

“Of Parched Potential and Consequence” and “Keep Your Arms and Legs Inside at all Times” in The Antigonish

        Review, 197 - 198, Fall 2019.

“The Incredible Shrinking Crying Boy“ in The Puritan, Literary Suburbia Supplemental Issue, April 2018. [short

        story]

“Cool Enough to Sink a Ship” in Minola Review, 14, 2017.  

“A Plumb Line Might Help but Nobody Packed One,“ “Stomped Full of the Great Because,“ “When I take to

        a filterless existence,“ “A Sort of Life-Defying Nectar,“ “Sometimes I always Wonder,“ and “That the Day“ in

        Vending Machine Press, Aug. 2017. 

“Poem for a Woman I Made Up” in Qwerty, 35, Winter 2016. 

“First Hot Day” in The Puritan, 31, Fall 2015. 

“In the torso of a great windstorm” in Poetry Daily, Feb. 2014. [reprint]

“Nests” and “Strut” in decomP Magazine, Sept. 2013. 

“Morning Gods on the Day of Enlightenment” in Branch Magazine, May 2013. 

READINGS (selected) 

Parkland Poets Reading Series, Stony Plain, AB, Feb 11, 2021. *forthcoming

Lit Live Reading Series, Hamilton, ON, Jan. 3, 2021. *forthcoming  

Poetry Weekend, UNB, Fredericton, NB, Oct. 4 – 6, 2019.  

Attic Owl Reading Series, Moncton, NB, Oct. 3, 2019.  

Common Reading Series, Toronto, ON, May 27, 2019.

Edmonton Poetry Festival, Art/Poetry Night, Apr. 25, 2019. 

Olive Reading Series and One Thing—Then Another launch, Edmonton, AB, Apr. 10, 2019. 

Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series, Victoria, BC, Feb. 1, 2019.  

VerseFest, Ottawa, ON, Apr. 22, 2018. 

WordFeast Festival, Fredericton, NB, Sept. 22, 2017. 

Attic Owl Reading Series, Moncton, NB, Sept. 21, 2017.  

The Claires Reading, Toronto, ON, May 16, 2017. 

Common Reading Series, Toronto, ON, May 15, 2017. 

Edmonton Poetry Festival, Event Horizon, Apr. 16, 2016. 

Olive Reading Series, Edmonton, AB, Apr. 11, 2017.   

The Art Bar Reading Series, Toronto, ON, Nov. 8, 2016. 

Edmonton Poetry Festival, Organic Poetry, CBC Centre Stage, Apr. 22, 2016. 

Haven Reading Series, Edmonton, AB, Oct. 18, 2015. 

Frye Festival, Moncton, NB, Apr. 28, 2015. 

City Hall Poetry Month Reading, City Hall, Fredericton, NB, Apr. 13 and 27, 2015. 

UNB Reading Series, UNB, Fredericton, NB, Feb. 19, 2015. 

Ur-Moth Launch, Fredericton, NB, Oct. 23, 2014. 

Poetry Weekend, UNB, Fredericton, NB, Oct. 5, 2014. 

Poetry Weekend, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Sept. 29, 2013. 

The Malahat Review East Coast Issue Launch, UNB, Fredericton, NB, Oct. 25, 2012. 

BOARD MEMBERSHIP 

NeWest Press, Crow Said Poetry Committee, Nov. 2018 to present.  

Olive Reading Series. Edmonton, AB, Board Member, Apr. 2016 to present. 

Edmonton Poetry Festival. Edmonton, AB, Communication Committee Member, Oct. 2016 to Dec. 2018. 

Goose Lane Editions, icehouse poetry, Fredericton, NB, Poetry Board Member, Sept. 2013 to Jul. 2016. 

CONTEST JUDGE/READER 

The Fiddlehead’s 28th annual literary contest, Poetry Judge, 2019.