TINA KELLEY’s third poetry collection, Abloom & Awry (CavanKerry Press, April 2017), came out in April from CavanKerry Press, joining Precise (Word Press), and The Gospel of Galore, winner of a 2003 Washington State Book Award. Ardor, her first chapbook, won the Jacar Press chapbook competition and appeared in September. She co-authored Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope (Wiley, Oct. 2012) and reported for The New York Times for ten years, sharing in a staff Pulitzer for 9/11 coverage. Tina wrote 121 “Portraits of Grief,” short descriptions of the victims.
Tina's writing has appeared in Poetry East, Southwest Review, Prairie Schooner, The Best American Poetry 2009, and on the buses of Seattle, Washington. She won the 2014 New Jersey Poets Prize. She lives with her husband and two children in Maplewood, New Jersey.