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Profile: Kelly Allen

Title: Lecturer

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F15 MW 830-1130am; 100-230pm and by appt.









Research Interests

Primary Interests

Creative nonfiction, poetry, blurred genre writing/performance, new media, computers and writing, pedagogy, collaborative learning.

Secondary Interests

Exploring relationships between technology, theatre, and stories for their creative and student-centered pedagogical possibilities, digital literacies, integrative learning and other “alternative” learning pedagogies.


"Wake-robin", 2013, LIT, Poetry Society of America http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/poetry/crossroads/Chapbook_Anniversary/k_e_allen/
Woman in a Boat, 2013, Honorable Mention, Stockflat Press, Meander Scar Poetry Series.
"Starting With You, Ferlinghetti", 2011, Bear River Writers Conference Review, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Woman in a Boat, 2009, Finalist, Tupelo Press Dorset Prize Open Book Competition
“Border Loves”, Fall 2008, Oleander Review, Issue 2, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
"Woman in a Boat", 2005, Crossroads, Poetry Society of America website, http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/poetry/crossroads/new_american_poets/2009-09-25/
Woman in a Boat, Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship, selected by Robert Creeley, 2004. http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/chapbook_fellowship/2004/wom_in_a_boa/

Additional Info


This Was My City: more creative nonfiction, experimental narratives exploring identity and place, landscaped by Washington and Michigan. 

Momentum: a collection of creative nonfiction essays exploring late-aged motherhood, race, class, feminism, education, and the art of dialogue in an era seemingly dominated by Twitter and Flutter.

No Kingdom There: a collection of poetry exploring everyday metamorphoses and transformations as “being-in-the-midst-of-and-at-the-edge”, exploring syntaxes and experimenting with middle voices, echoes, mergers and emergences, and other occurrences of the sublime, in language that is vivid and concrete.

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