Kellam Ayres


Middlebury, VT
Vermont US

Author's Bio

Kellam Ayres’s debut poetry collection, In the Cathedral of My Undoing, was selected by Gary Soto as the winner of the Barry Spacks Poetry Prize (Gunpowder Press, 2024). Her poems have appeared in New England Review, Guernica, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. She’s received support from the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Studio Center. She works for the Middlebury College Library and serves as the liaison to the Bread Loaf Programs. She’s a graduate of both the Bread Loaf School of English and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and lives with her family in rural Vermont.

Publications & Prizes

In the Cathedral of My Undoing (Gunpowder Press, 2024)
Prizes won: 

Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant (2021-22)

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Last update: Nov 01, 2023