About Kelly

Hi there. I’m Kelly, and I’m a writer and editor.

photo by Adrianne Mathiowetz

photo by Adrianne Mathiowetz

I live and write in the greater New York City area, and am the Co-Publisher and Poetry Editor of Tahoma Literary ReviewI recently returned to the US from London, England, where I served as Senior Editor for Eyewear Publishing until 2017. Prior to my time in England, I spent ten years in Seattle, where I taught English, worked with writers across the Pacific Northwest, earned my MFA in poetry, and served as the Managing Editor for The Los Angeles Review

I write the column “The Waiting Room” for Change Seven Magazine, and I also regularly contribute to a variety of magazines, reviews, and journals, ranging from Ravishly to Women’s Review of Books. 

My debut poetry collection, Burn This House, is available from Red Hen Press and wherever good books are sold. 

I offer independent writing and editing services to a variety of clients. Contact me below for more information about rates and availability.

Please contact me if you have questions, comments, would like to be notified of announcements, or schedule appearances, please contact me below. You can also find me on Twitter. Follow @kellydavio.

I offer the twice-or-so monthly Tiny Letter “Notes from the Basement.” Subscribe below for thoughts on writing, publishing, and the arts. Subscribe here. 

5 thoughts on “About Kelly

  1. I’d never thought about an album and aa poetry collection as differentiated from individual pieces. Hey, everything’s clear after someone else has expressed it, right?

    Are you going to tell us something about the wrestling that Jacob does in your verse novel?

  2. Thank you, Kelly, so much for selecting Alexandria for the CNY poetry award. It means so much to me! All the best, jasmine

  3. Hi Kelly!

    I read your nonfiction piece of writing published by ‘Change Seven” magazine today. It’s the first piece of nonfiction I’ve read in a long time that has me hanging on the author’s every word… I’m grateful that you decided to share it with the world. You have inspired me!

    Please keep on going with your writing!

    -Tiegan

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