Publications & Prizes
- Esther Unger Poetry Prize, 2015
- David Dortort Prize in Creative Writing for Non-Fiction, 2018
Kay Bell is the author of two collections of poetry, Cry Sweat Bleed Write (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2020) & Diary of an Intercessor (forthcoming Finishing Line Press, 2021). She received her MFA from The City College of New York where she was the 2015 recipient of the Esther Unger Poetry Prize, and the 2018 co-recipient of the David Dortort Prize in Creative Writing for Non-Fiction. Kay's poetry has appeared in numerous venues, including The Ekphrastic Review, The Write Launch, Pithead Chapel and the book, Brown Molasses Sunday: An Anthology of Black Women Writers. She lives in the South Bronx and considers herself a bibliophile.