About this human:
Kelly is a writer, editor, educator, performer, and organizer. Originally from Raleigh, NC, they have a tendency to roam and feel most at home in liminal spaces. Kelly currently lives in the Piedmont of NC and primarily earns their living by managing the Outreach & Education department of a creative reuse arts nonprofit in Durham.
Prior to adventuring into academia, libraries, and nonprofits, they did over a decade in the service industry, was a professional baker, moonlighted as a bouncer, briefly did a stint as a mother's helper, spent a year organizing events and assisting with classes and registration at Hugo House, and worked as an assistant editor for a literary magazine in Seattle.
Some of Kelly's favorite things are glitter, manatees, whiskey, sunbeams, pastries, and swimming. In their spare time, Kelly tries to teach their old dog new tricks, stress bakes, attempts to keep houseplants alive, manages The Gambler Mag, and struggles to come to terms with the concept of infinity.
This human's education history:
2018: MLIS - University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2013: MFA (Poetry) - University of New Orleans
2008: BA (Literature & Social Justice) - Antioch University Seattle
2006: Poetry Scholarship Recipient - Hellenic International Studies in the Arts, Paros, Greece