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Leaving the Skin on the Bear
September 2022

The new collection Leaving the Skin on the Bear 

released by C&R Press in July 2022.

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Carolina Poets – Author Reading

January 13, 2022 / Clayton, NC

Click here to listen to a reading curated by Carolina Poets, featuring Kelli Allen, Eric Nelson, Lenard Moore.

Banjo's Inside Coyote

March 2019

The new collection Banjo's Inside Coyote was released by C&R

Press in March 2019.

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The Love Defenders – Author Reading

March 24, 2017 / Minneapolis, MN

Starting at 7pm at Honey at Ginger HopThe Love Defenders will feature music by Midnight Choir; poetry readings by Kelli Allen, Norm Minnick, Katie Rauk, and Chris Jansen; and dance by Marcia Rotondo. 

Pikes Peak Visiting Writers Series – Author Reading

March 9, 2017 / Colorado Springs, CO

Part of the Pikes Peak Community College Visiting Writers Series, Kelli Allen is the featured speaker, starting at 7pm at the PPCC Downtown Studio Art Gallery in Colorado Springs.

For those who were unable to attend, a video of the reading along with an extended Q&A is now available.

Left Bank Books – Author Reading & Signing

February 23, 2017 / St. Louis, MO

On Thursday the 23rd from 7-8:30pm at Left Bank Books (399 N Euclid Ave in Central West End) will be a local reading and author signing for the latest collection Imagine Not Drowning. [Reading is free and open to the public; signing offered with proof of purchase from Left Bank.]

Verse Daily

February 15, 2017

The poem "We, As Other People" was featured by Verse Daily.

AWP Author Signing

February 10, 2017 / Washington, DC

During the 2017 AWP Conference, Kelli Allen will be doing an author signing for her latest collection Imagine Not Drowning. Visit her between 1-2pm on February 10th at the C&R Press booth (119-T).

Imagine Not Drowning

January 2017

The new collection Imagine Not Drowning was released by C&R Press in January 2017.

Book Details

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Fall 2016

Interview by the Contributor Spotlight at Sequestrum, along with three poems.

Downtown Writers Jam Podcast

September 2016

Interview by Brad King of The Geeky Press on episode 20 of The Downtown Writers Jam Podcast.

How We Disappear

August 2016

As winner of the 2016 Afternoonified Chapbook Contest, Damfino Press published the chapbook How We Disappear during August 2016.


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Some Animals

The 2016 Etchings Press Prize-winning chapbook Some Animals is now available for order.


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Spring 2016

The poem "Imagine Not Drowning" was selected as the Editor's Choice in Panoply for issue 3.

The Inflectionist Review

May 2015


Featured as the Distinguished Poet for issue 4 of The Inflectionist Review <>


Read an extensive interview along with 5 recent poems: "Edging Our Wall, Untying", "Deciding Against Marriage", "Some Animals", "Separations for Fall, for Winter, too", and "Folding the Invitation to Your Wedding." (site requires Flash)

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