Kelli Lage

Poet

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Author's Bio

Kelli Lage is an assistant poetry editor for Bracken Magazine, Best of the Net and Pushcart nominated poet, and county representative for the Iowa Poetry Association. Her debut full-length poetry collection, Early Cuts, was released in late spring 2023 with Kelsay Books. Her poetry chapbook, I’m Glad We Did This, was released fall 2023 with Prolific Pulse Press. Additionally, her second chapbook, Harvest is a Chapel, has been picked up for publication by MOONLOVE Press and will be out in 2024. In 2023, Lage studied poetry during a summer session at the Iowa Writers' Workhop.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Early Cuts (Kelsay Books, 2023)
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I'm Glad We Did This (Prolific Pulse Press, 2023)
Journals:
Akitsu Quarterly
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Asylum
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Ayaskala
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Boats Against the Current
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Crêpe & Penn
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Daily Drunk
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Ekstasis Magazine
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Emerge Literary Journal
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Fathom
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Freshwater
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Haiku Spirit
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Hallowzine
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Ink Sweat & Tears
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Inklings
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Jenny
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Last Leaves Magazine
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Lyrical Iowa
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Miniskirt Magazine
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Penumbra
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Poetry Pea
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Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine
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Second Chance Lit
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Sledgehammer Lit
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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Stanchion
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Trouvaille Review
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Unstamatic
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Wales Haiku Journal
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Watershed Review
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Wine Cellar Press
Prizes won: 

Third place prize for "In Case I Ever End Up on a True Crime Podcast" in Common Ground Review's Annual Poetry Contest (2023).

Prize for Best Writing, Issue 1, The Abbey Review for "Teeth Made of Clay" (2022).

Special Award for First-time Entrant from Lyrical Iowa of the Iowa Poetry Association for, "The Farmer" (2020).

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Mary Oliver, Jason Reynolds, Emily Paige Wilson, Erin Morgenstern, Hai-Dang Phan, Taylor Byas, Emily Henry, Stephanie Garber, Kendare Blake, Laura Gilpin, Patricia Smith, Sofía Aguilar, Elena Ferrante
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Last update: Feb 20, 2024