Kathleen A. Kelly’s writing considers class, gender, and memory in the American West. Her work has appeared in such journals as North American Review, NELLE (formerly PoemMemoirStory), Nimrod, CALYX: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, Rain Taxi, and This Land, among others. Two of her poems are forthcoming in the anthology Waves: A Confluence of Women’s Voices (AROHO, 2019).
She has been awarded residency fellowships and grants from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico and the Vermont Studio Center. By invitation, she’s studied poetry and craft in workshops led by Billy Collins, Nance Van Winckel, and Laurel Ann Bogen.
Kelly also works as an editor in academic publishing, where she specializes in literary fiction and nonfiction and literature in translation. She lives on L.A.’s Westside and in Norman, Oklahoma, with her husband, historian Afshin Marashi. She reads Mrs. Dalloway once a year, always in June.