From Poet People:
Kelly’s poetry has appeared in Clackamas Literary Review, Poets On:, Squaw Valley Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, The Journal of Poetry Therapy, and the anthologies: Essential Love, Not Your Mama’s Cookbook, and Afterwords: writing on grief and loss. Kelly’s work has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize, was a semi-finalist in the “Discovery”/The Nation contest, and has been awarded prizes and recognition from the Tennessee Writers Alliance, the Knoxville Writers Guild, and the Chester H. Jones Foundation. Recent theatre projects showcasing her work have included Nashville Actors’ Bridge Ensemble’s New Works Lab, and Green Room Projects’ Conjure Women. She regularly appears with spoken-word artists Ami Mattison and Minton Sparks, and has read her work at festivals such as the Southern Festival of Books and Ladyfest South. A member of both the Key West Writers Workshop and The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Kelly has studied under the guidance of such master poets as: Sharon Olds, Lucille Clifton, Gerald Stern, Tom Sleigh, Brenda Hillman and Kate Daniels.
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