Karla Kelsey

Karla Kelsey is author of three books of poetry, most recently A Conjoined Book published by Omnidawn in 2014. Her book of experimental essays, Of Sphere, will be published by Essay Press in 2017. Along with Aaron McCollough she co-publishes SplitLevel Texts.

An Introduction to Karla Kelsey by Kristina Marie Darling   Recently updated !

  Karla Kelsey is like no other writer working today.  In her gorgeously lyrical, gratifyingly dense hybrid texts, she uses what seem at first like small stylistic decisions to make startling and necessary philosophical claims.  In many ways, Kelsey’s work responds to a glaring disparity between style and content in […]

An Introduction to Karla Kelsey by Kristina Marie Darling

    Karla Kelsey is an exciting voice in contemporary poetry. In many ways, her work reads as an extension of the Modernist tradition of feminist writers, who responded through poetic craft to the male philosophers of their particular historical moment. Like H.D.’s poetic revisions of Freud, Marianne Moore’s artistic […]

from ON CERTAINTY by Karla Kelsey

http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/On-Certainty-by-Karla-Kelsey.pdf       Karla Kelsey is the author of four books, most recently Of Sphere, selected by Carla Harryman and published by Essay Press this past fall. Her book Blood Feather is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. Co-publisher with Aaron McCollough of SplitLevel Texts, a press of hybrid genre books, […]