Long time contributor of Painted Bride Quarterly, Kelly McQuain received the 2013 Presidential Diversity Award from Community College of Philadelphia! The award carries a stipend that he will use during summer 2013 to help cover travel to China, where he hopes to draft new poems.
Recently McQuain was selected from candidates nationwide to attend a three-week field seminar in Chinese history, philosophy, art and economics sponsored by the East-West Center of Honolulu.
This past winter, McQuain also won a scholarship to the Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway sponsored by Murphy Writing Seminars where he worked with Pulitzer poet Stephen Dunn. McQuain’s prose has appeared this year in The Philadelphia Inquirer and his poetry has appeared in the journals Assaracus, BLOOM, The Pinch, MEAD and Paper Nautilus. More work is scheduled to appear soon in Kestrel, Stone Highway Review and Noctua Review.
His poems have been collected in the anthologies Poems for the Writing (Texture Press) and Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (forthcoming Fall 2013). He is a cofounder of Poetdelphia, a quarterly salon for poets and prose writers in Philadelphia. Learn more!
We are so proud to feature Kelly in three of our Issues! Check them out here: