About Kayleb

Kayleb has moved to krcandrilli.com! Please visit them there!


Kayleb Rae Candrilli is author of What Runs Over, winner of the 2016 Pamet River Prize, with YesYes Books. They are published or forthcoming in Puerto del Sol, Booth, RHINO, Cream City Review, Fourteen Hills, Adroit, Boaat Press, Vinyl, CutBank, Muzzle, New Orleans Review, and many others.

They have served as the nonfiction editor of the Black Warrior Review and as a feature editor for NANO Fiction. They are now an Assistant Poetry Editor for the incredible Boaat Press. In 2015, Candrilli was a Lambda Literary Emerging Fellow in Nonfiction. Kayleb is a Best of the Net winner and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes (in prose and poetry).

Kayleb has earned a Bachelors in English and a Masters in Creative Writing from Penn State University.  They have both an MFA and an MLIS degree from the University of Alabama. They live in Philadelphia with their rad partner.

Candrilli is available for readings, freelance, commissioned poems, friendship, and a variety of other writerly things: krcandrilli@crimson.ua.edu (&/or) krcandrilli@gmail.com. Head over to their new website!