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about • Kelli Allen

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-winning poet, editor, and dancer. 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, (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. 

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