Kelly Grace Thomas

Kelly Grace Thomas Kelly Grace Thomas is the winner of the 2017 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor from Rattle and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. BOAT/BURNED, her debut collection is forthcoming from YesYes Books. Kelly’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: Tinderbox, Nashville Review, The Boiler, Sixth Finch, Muzzle, Rattle, PANK and more. Kelly was also a 2016 Fellow for the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. Kelly works to bring poetry to underserved youth as the Manager of Education and Pedagogy for Get Lit-Words Ignite. She is also the co-author of Words Ignite: Explore, Write and Perform, Classic and Spoken Word Poetry. She lives in Los Angeles and is working on her first novel Only 10,001. For more of her work, visit