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Author: Kellie Richardson

Kellie Richardson is a writer, artist and educator born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. Her work explores the intersection of race, class, and gender with specific emphasis on themes of love, loss and longing. She employs both classical poetic forms as well as contemporary mediums such as spoken word. Her work is provocative yet accessible, powerful yet vulnerable. Kellie's debut poetry collection, WHAT US IS (Blue Cactus Press, 2020), was originally published in 2017, shortly after she was named Tacoma Poet Laureate (2017-2019). She's also the creator of Brown Betty (2012), a blog providing armor and inspiration for real life and a place where commerce and community intersect to cultivate healing. Kellie is particularly inspired and called to explore the experiences of women of color, and the intersectionality of identities. Her follow-up collection of poetry, prose and collage, THE ART OF NAMING MY PAIN, was published by Blue Cactus Press in 2019.

The Art of Naming My Pain
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The Art of Naming My Pain

Blue Cactus Press

Poetry. Art. Essays. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. In an era of highly curated personas and unrealistic self-expectation, Kellie Richardson offers readers a stunningly honest account of her struggles with identity, relationshi...

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What Us Is
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What Us Is

Blue Cactus Press

Poetry. African & African American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. WHAT US IS offers readers a glimpse into the head space of one of Tacoma, Washington's most respected poets, Kellie Richardson. In her debut poetry collection, Richardson ...

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