Devin Kelly earned his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. He graduated from Fordham University, having earned the White & White Creative Writing Prize and a grant from the English department toward his graduate education.
He is the author of the chapbook This Cup of Absence (Anchor & Plume), a collaboration with Melissa Smyth, as well as two forthcoming books of poetry, Blood on Blood (Unknown Press), and In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen (Civil Coping Mechanisms). His work has been nominated for both the Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes and has been published in such journals and magazines as Adirondack Review, Appalachian Heritage, BOAAT, Columbia Journal, Drunken Boat, Entropy, Fanzine, Forklift Ohio, Front Porch, Full Stop, Gigantic Sequins, The Millions, Post Road, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and more.
He is the Director of the College Success Team at Sunnyside Community Services, as well as a part-time English Professor at the City College of New York. He’s also taught at Bronx Community College, the New York Public Library, and the Baccalaureate School of Global Education. He is the founder and co-host of the Dead Rabbits Reading Series and currently lives in Harlem.
He also enjoys extremely sharp cheddar cheese melted atop a medium rare burger.