Candice Kelsey

Candice Kelsey [she/her] is a poet, educator, and activist in Georgia. She serves as a creative writing mentor with PEN America’s Prison Writing Program; her work appears in West Trestle, Heimat Review, Poet Lore, and Worcester Review among other journals. Recently, Candice was a finalist in Iowa Review’s Poetry Contest and nominated for a Best Microfiction 2023. She is the author of Still I am Pushing (FLP ’20), A Poet (ABP ’22), a forthcoming full-length collection with Pine Row Press and chapbook with Drunk Monkeys’ Cherry Dress. Find her @candice-kelsey-7 @candicekelsey1 and