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Poetry by Heidi Reszies

We are pleased to present the first in a series of blog posts featuring work by our 2017 Firsts! contest finalists. This week, excerpts from two poems by Heidi Reszies.   [from a body invariably]     In driving rain   the river swells to touch                           lingulate leaves tonguing …

Nikia Chaney

Four Poems by Nikia Chaney

We are proud to present four poems by Nikia Chaney. Chaney’s strongly evocative poetry takes shape through the sensory material of language: …

7 Days and Nights in the Desert (Tracing the Origin)

Kelsey Street Press and First Books

Kelsey Street Press has had the good fortune to publish powerful first books by many amazing authors, including Bhanu Kapil’s The Vertical …

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In Support of our Community

In support of our community during this difficult time, we will donate the entire proceeds of all book sales through the Kelsey …

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A performance by j/j hastain at AWP

The feelings that arise while watching j/j hastain perform cannot be summed up easily. Perhaps: disorientation, perplexity, concern, empathy, or intrigue. Some …