Poetry. Kelli Allen's BANJO'S INSIDE COYOTE is a book of roots which break the window glass, spilling every box of love letters over new dirt smoothed into a clean circle below—what might rise from bulb to stamen means honey for anything already drunk and hungry.
Kelli Allen's work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the US and internationally. She has served as Poetry Editor for The Lindenwood Review and she directs River Styx's Hungry Young Poets Series. She is currently a visiting professor of English Literature at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China. She is the recipient of the 2018 Magpie Award for Poetry. Her chapbook, Some Animals, won the 2016 Etchings Press Prize. Her chapbook, How We Disappear, won the 2016 Damfino Press award. Her full-length poetry collection, Otherwise, Soft White Ash, arrived from John Gosslee Books (2012) and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her latest collection, IMAGINE NOT DROWNING, was released by C&R Press in January 2017. Allen's new collection is BANJO'S INSIDE COYOTE.Author City: ST. CHARLES, MO USA