Kelly McQuain is a painter and poet. He is the author of the chapbook Velvet Rodeo, which was selected by poet C. Dale Young for the Bloom chapbook poetry prize, and he is the winner of the 2021 Glitter Bomb Poetry Award. His work has appeared in The Pinch, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Kestrel, and Cleaver, as well as such anthologies as Best New Poets 2020. McQuain’s series of writer portraits appear as cover illustrations on Fjords Review. He has been a Sewanee Fellow and a Lambda Literary Fellow.