Kelly Caldwell is a trans poet, writer, visual artist, and editor. Her writing and art has appeared or is forthcoming in Fence, Denver Quarterly, The Mississippi Review, Phoebe, Quiddity, Seneca Review, The Figure 1, Utterance Journal, Small Po[r]tions, Entropy, PopMatters, MAKE Magazine, Slant, Pacific Standard Magazine, The Rumpus, Guernica, and VICE, among others.  She is the winner of the Norma Lowry Memorial Prize and the Cornelison English Award from Washington University, the winner of an Academy of American Poets University Prize,  and the winner of the 2019 Greg Grummer Prize, judged by Jos Charles. She is a founding editor and co-editor-in-chief of The Spectacle


Kelly Caldwell works and writes at Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently working on her critical dissertation, a theorization of ecological tropes, things, and networks. She has published on poetry and theory in peer-reviewed journals such as Religion & Literature. She lives in Columbia, MO with her partner, the poet Cassie Donish.