bio

LR Kelly 1

Kelly Nelson is a poet & anthropologist who teaches Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University.

She’s the author of the chapbooks Rivers I Don’t Live By and Who Was I to Say I Was Alive. Her poetry has appeared in Interim, Structo, Jet Fuel Review, Forklift, Ohio, Best American Experimental Writing & elsewhere.

She has chosen not to own a car since moving to Phoenix in 1999 and has become a collector of car-free poems: poems in which people walk, bike, or ride the bus/subway to get around.