"I am unapologetic about threading Black aesthetics into my formal training as a writer.

My poems tell stories, address current topics and celebrate black culture and womanhood.


I am a mixed-media literary artist.  My primary genre is poetry, but I've also written blues, songs, prayers, rap, nursery rhymes, essays, and articles. I am fascinated with language --- its rhythm, the way it sounds, the way it looks, the way it functions in culture/society. As a poet, I am always exploring language possibilities on and off the page. For me publishing is about where my work can be most present in the world whether that's via performance, audio, video or print. Home is wherever my art lives. 

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Listen to Kelly's interview with author Freddi Williams Evans on Congo Square below: 

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