Kelli Allen


Raleigh, NC
North Carolina US

Author's Bio

Kelli Allen’s work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the US and internationally. Allen is the co-Founding Editor of Book of Matches literary journal. She is an award-wining poet, editor, and dancer. Her fiction has appeared in The Best Small Fictions 2022 and she is the recipient of the 2018 Magpie Award for Poetry. Her chapbook, Some Animals, won the 2016 Etchings Press Prize. Her chapbook, How We Disappear, won the 2016 Damfino Press award. Her collections include, Otherwise, Soft White Ash, ( John Gosslee Books 2012), Imagine Not Drowning, (C&R Press 2017),Banjo’s Inside Coyote ( C&R Press 2019). Allen’s latest book is Leaving the Skin on the Bear, C&R Press, 2022. She currently teaches writing and literature in North Carolina.


Publications & Prizes

Leaving the Skin on the Bear (C&R Press, 2022)
Banjo's Inside Coyote (C&R Press, 2018)
Imagine Not Drowning (C&R Press, 2017)
Some Animals (Etchings Press, 2016)
Otherwise, Soft White Ash (Fjord Press, 2012)
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Foliate Oak
Lily Lit Review
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Puerto del Sol
The New York Quarterly
Prizes won: 

Damfino Press Chapbook Prize 2016

Etchings Press Chapbook Prize 2016


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Last update: Feb 02, 2023