To live in such hope we declare, would be a great marvel to the silent hopeless in despair.
I am Cody Connor Kelley. I am
a student, occasional teacher, tea-aholic, and writer,
currently finishing my MA in Shakespeare Studies.
I have a BA in English Literature and a BA in Biblical Studies, and have previously taught both adult learners in college and children at a traditional academy. I have a passion for international students and anyone struggling with cultural displacement, yet my primary passion is writing and the beauty of language. I write articles and stories concerning issues in mental health, cultural identity, and the Christian perspective, while I specialise in the discussion of Autism, depression, narcolepsy, and the issue of individual and collective identity. In addition to the more formal and personal posts of The Last Table, I write short experimental epistolary stories at The Letter Desk, under my pseudonym Sire the fox, whom you'll find scurrying about the site. Outside of here, I am constantly at work on a handful of novels and an extensive collection of poetry. I also enjoy painting, cooking, learning French, playing the violin, watching old movies, eating dark chocolate, and picking flowers in the meadows of the world. I hope to use language in a manner of intentionality, drawing out a kind hope and self-reflective humility. Through a literary ministry, I write for the underspoken
and misunderstood, the emotionally broken, the lonely,
the wandering families, and the unloved children.
I write for those like the Canaanite woman begging for scraps
from the table, eager to see her seated beside the king.