“His faith in the imagination is praise for the world he inhabits and his poems insist we are all here together.” – Steve Scafidi
“Kelly is a poet of infinite feeling.” – Natalie Eilbert
“Devin Kelly’s visceral poems thrust us into the rich journey of growing up, confronting the cause and effect of the ordinary violences we inherit and internalize.” – Caits Meissner
Devin Kelly earned his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is the author of two collaborative chapbooks as well as two collections of poetry, Blood on Blood (Unknown Press), and In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen (Civil Coping Mechanisms). His work has been published or is forthcoming in The Guardian, LitHub, Catapult, and more. He is a founding English teacher at Comp Sci High School in the Bronx, and has previously taught at Bronx Community College and The City College of New York. He is the founder and co-host of the Animal Riot Series and currently lives in Harlem.
He also enjoys extremely sharp cheddar cheese melted atop a medium rare burger.