Kelly is a writer to watch…Kelly’s work exemplifies what truly great writing can do; how one thoughtful human being can spark an epiphany, simply with words on a page.

Krista Stevens, editor at Longreads

His faith in the imagination is praise for the world he inhabits and his poems insist we are all here together.

Steve Scafidi, author of Sparks from a Nine-Pound Hammer

Kelly is a poet of infinite feeling, a poet who is not afraid to bewilder his capacity to love.

Natalie Eilbert, author of Indictus and Swan Feast

Devin Kelly is a writer and teacher living in New York City. He is the co-founder of the Animal Riot Reading Series, and his work has appeared in Longreads, The Guardian, LitHub, DIAGRAM, Hobart, Redivider, The Year’s Best Sportswriting and more. The author of two books of poetry, he works as a founding English teacher at Comp Sci High in the Bronx.

(He also writes the newsletter Ordinary Plots.)

Photo by George Kovalenko