I first discovered Collin Kelley through my wife, who loves his blog: Modern Confessional. Over time, I've been lucky enough to meet him a few times in person, but I still love reading his blog which has a lot of personality. But Collin is more than just a blogger, he's a great poet and writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Plus, he's a key poetry advocate in the Atlanta, Georgia, area through his involvement with Poetry Atlanta events.
Collin's debut novel Conquering Venus has been garnering a lot of praise, and he's currently working on another. He self-published his first collection of poetry Better to Travel, which was nominated for the 2003 Georgia Author of the Year Award, Kate Tufts Discovery Award and Lambda Literary Award. Collin has also had two other chapbooks of poetry published: Slow to Burn (originally released by MetroMania Press--and will be re-released in 2011 as part of the ReBound Series from Seven Kitchens Press) and After the Poison (Finishing Line Press).
Read the rest of the interview at http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/2010/11/19/BloggingPoetsCollinKelley.aspx