Kelsi Long

Kelsi Long is a day-job-haver and hobby artist from Colorado. Kelsi's work has appeared in Lunch Ticket, Maudlin House, Burning Jade, and elsewhere. Their poem, “#notallwolves,” was nominated by Sword & Kettle Press’s Corvid Queen for the 2020 Pushcart Prize. Kelsi lives just outside Denver with their wife and three cats.


My mouth, a mussel: soft wet bundles of clam-flesh, pearl atop the body of the oyster, alien-textured shell of jawbone and hard palate closing around it all, in a shape like clasped palms.