Poetry. LGBT Studies. "The poems of Kevin McLellan's highly accomplished first collection are haunting and elliptical but never oblique or encoded. Lightning flashes of insight, memory, elegy, and stern self-reckonings illuminate the horizons of these poems, which are unsettling and ecstatic by turns. These are the poems of 'polysemy without mask' that Paul Celan strove to write, and Kevin McLellan is a poet of singular promise."—David Wojahn
Kevin McLellan is also the author of the full-length poetry collections ORNITHEOLOGY (2019 Massachusetts Book Awards recipient) and TRIBUTARY; the book objects Hemispheres (in the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona and other collections) and [box] (in the Blue Star Collection at Harvard University and other collections); and the chapbook Round Trip. Kevin makes videos under the name Duck Hunting with the Grammarian, and his video Dick showed in the Tag! Queer Film Festival, the Berlin Short Film Festival, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, and others.