NavetteShape & Nature Press
Dominoes at the Crossroads
Short stories, ed. Dimitri Nasrallah, published 2020
Dominoes at the Crossroads plays double-dutch with time and latitude as its characters skip between their Caribbean roots and their Canadian present. Through the eyes of jazz musicians, hitchhikers, quiet suburbanites, student radicals, secret agents, historians, and their fugitive ancestors, Kellough guides us from the cobblestones of Montreal’s Old Port to the foliage of a South American rainforest, from a basement in wartime Paris to an underground antique shop in Montréal during the October Crisis, allowing the force of imagination to tip the balance of time like a line of dominoes.
Poetry, ed. Dionne Brand, published 2019
Winner, Griffin Poetry Prize 2020
Shortlist, Quebec Writers Federation A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry 2019
Shortlist, poem Bow, Carte Blanche 3Macs Award 2018
The poems in MEQ are inhabited by migration and distance. They are ghosts that issue from suburban oblivion.They drift between North and South America looking for their ancestry in the cities and rainforests of Guyana, the Atlantic Ocean, and the prairies, foothills, and badlands of Western Canada.
Novel, jacket and text by LOKI Design, published 2016
Shortlist, Amazon / Walrus Foundation First Novel Award 2017
Cover story, Montréal Reivew of Books, Spring 2017
The Ministry of Culture seeks to shape and direct every detail of Québec society, and institutes a vast surveillance program. It plants agents in offices, cafés, and daycares. It abducts citizens, interrogates them, and meticulously catalogues their testimony. When Accordéon's itinerant narrator is detained, their testimony discloses a counter-conspiracy in which a mythic flying canoe will ascend to thwart the Ministry and decolonize Québec society.
Maple Leaf Rag
Poetry, published 2010
Shortlist, Manitoba Book Awards, Manuela Dias Design Prize, 2010
Maple Leaf Rag is a dynamic, jazz-and-noise-infused riff on Canadian culture. Its concrete and written soundscape explores belonging, dislocation and relocation, and national identity from a Black Canadian perspective. This collection of poems syncopates the page and scores speech.
Short story and conceptual walk, published 2015, Greenfield, Massachusetts
Navette contains a conceptual walk and a work of short fiction. The walk visits familiar Montréal landmarks that double as passages along a migrant's journey. The story is one of revolution and flight in which a nameless youth, the child of Haitian immigrants, comes of age during the 2012 student strike. The Duvalier régime and the space shuttle Challenger haunt the family's memory, while a future blurred by social unrest, language politics, vintage Congolese recordings, and interstellar space engulfs their city.