Kelley is the author of the poetry collections Midnight in a Perfect World (Sibling Rivalry Press),Better To Travel (Poetry Atlanta Press), Slow To Burn (Seven Kitchens Press), and Render (Sibling
Rivalry Press), chosen by the American Library Association for its 2014 Over the Rainbow Book List. He is also the author of The Venus Trilogy of novels – Conquering Venus, Remain In Light and Leaving Paris – also published by Sibling Rivalry Press. Remain In Light was the runner-up for the 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Fiction and a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. Kelley is also the author of the short story collection, Kiss Shot (Amazon Kindle
Exclusive). A recipient of the Georgia Author of the Year Award and Deep South Writers Award, Kelley’s poetry, reviews, essays
and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the
world. With Karen Head he co-edited Mother Mary Comes To Me: A Pop Culture Poetry Anthology (Madville Publishing), which was named a 2022 Book All Georgians Should Read by Georgia Center for the Book. Wonder & Wreckage: New & Selected Poems will be published in 2024.