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Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by Natalie Diaz. Whiting Award winner Kayleb Rae Candrilli's second full-length book, ALL THE GAY SAINTS, is a collection of trans joy and resilience. Focused on love, partnership, and cultivating the landscape of one’s own body, ALL THE GAY SAINTS seeks happiness in a world saturated with transphobia and marred by climate change. And though this world is finite, these poems want you to live forever. They will unbarb your body if you let them.
Whiting Award winner Kayleb Rae Candrilli is the author of ALL THE GAY SAINTS (Saturnalia Books, 2020) and WHAT RUNS OVER (YesYes Books, 2017), which was a 2017 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Poetry. Candrilli is published or forthcoming in TriQuarterly Review, Boston Review, Bettering American Poetry, and many others. They serve as an assistant poetry editor for BOAAT Press and hold an MFA and MLIS from the University of Alabama. They live in Philadelphia with their partner.Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA