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BOAT/BURNED accepted for publication by YesYes Books
Best of the Net Nominations- Kelly was nominated for a Best of the Net award for “Omid Tells me I’ve Been Looking Less Puffy” by Construction Lit Mag and for “Synopsis on Drought” by SunDog Lit
Rita Dove Poetry Award- Kelly was name a finalist for her poem "Femininity as a Math Problem in an Attempt to Solve for X"
American Literary Review Poetry Award- Kelly was named a triple-finalist for her poems "Boat/Body," "Life/Boat" and "Half-Masted"
Accepted to the Tin House Winter Workshop will be mentored by Patricia Smith
"The Polite Bird of Story" won second place in the Jack Grapes Poetry Prize
"The Most Bones" was nominated for the a Best of the Net Award by the Boiler Journal
"And The Women Said" Winner of the Neil Postman Award for Metaphor from Rattle
"And the Women Said" was also nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize in Poetry
"The Politics of Scent" was a semi-finalist for the Crab Creek Poetry Prize.
Additional Pushcart Prize Nominations