Author Archives: Liz Kelso

About Liz Kelso

Gregory Pardlo / Nicole Sealey

One of my recent articles for the CNR news website is up.   You will also find the same article posted in our literary magazine The Canopy Review. Here are some of the photos I took of these two fantastic poets. Read the article to … Continue reading

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MFA and Beyond

The long pauses in my blog has to stop.  When you are MFAing there really is little time for much else.  Reading and doing and writing Thesis.  But that is all coming to an end. I graduate on May 22nd … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading 12/15/17 @ La Maison d’Art, NYC

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MFA Update

The semester is half over and I’m still getting my bearings. It takes me several months to get acclimated, and at this rate, I will be graduating by the time it happens. I would have never imagined I would meet … Continue reading

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Book Review #3

Book 1:  When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz Book 2: Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong I put these two together because they are both poetry books. They have nothing in common except I would … Continue reading

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Brown Skin Blues

When the alarmed buzzed as I exited the Urban Outfitters in Soho (NYC) I was confused.  I was leaving the store in the midst of a group of people, so I thought nothing of it. But I was called over … Continue reading

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There Is No Balance In My Reading

I previously wrote a post about how my reading choices were made unconsciously, or by popular opinion.  This year I made the choice to read more People of Color. That has been successful. However, for many years I’ve tried to … Continue reading

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