Summer Program Director
Kelle joined the Fine Arts Work Center in February 2015 after serving as Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe where she is now on the faculty of the SNC low-residency MFA program. Prior to this, she was a Black Mountain Institute Fellow at the Library of Congress and at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Her extensive nonprofit experience includes five years as Communications & Grants Manager for Atlantic Center for the Arts and three years as Director of Grants Administration for the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. She began her nonprofit career as Associate Director of Development for Orlando Opera. Her work appears in The New Yorker, New York Times, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Best American Poetry. Kelle’s books include a memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster) and three poetry collections, Five Kingdoms and Luckily, both from Anhinga Press, and Underwater City (University Press of Florida). She is a 2014 NEA Literature Fellow in Prose and 2014 James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence. A Massachusetts native, she now lives in Provincetown.