Kelli Stevens Kane


Pittsburgh, PA

Author's Bio

Kelli Stevens Kane is a poet, playwright, and oral historian. She's an August Wilson Center Fellow, and a Cave Canem Fellow, and she has received Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grants from the Pittsburgh Foundation. She's an alum of the Callaloo, VONA, and Hurston/Wright poetry workshops. She's also the recipient of a merit-based scholarship to a playwrighting workshop at the Norman Mailer Center. Kane has read and performed nationally, including appearances at the Cornelia Street Cafe and Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, and The Carnegie Museum of Art and New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh. Kane's opened both the National Poetry Slam in Cambridge MA, and TedXWomen Pittsburgh.

Publications & Prizes

Denver Syntax
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Little Red Leaves
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African American
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Last update: Oct 25, 2019