Kelly Grace Thomas is the winner of the 2017 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor from Rattle, a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a Best of the Next nominee. BOAT/BURNED, her first full-length collection, is forthcoming from YesYes Books in Fall 2019. Kelly’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: the Los Angeles Review, Tinderbox, Nashville Review, Sixth Finch, Muzzle, DIAGRAM and more. Kelly currently works as the Director of Education and Pedagogy for Get Lit-Words Ignite. She is the co-author of Words Ignite: Explore, Write and Perform, Classic and Spoken Word Poetry (Literary Riot). She lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Omid, and is currently working on a her debut novel, a YA thriller titled Only 10.001. For more please visit www.kellygracethomas.com.