Nebraska Authors

Shannon Kuta Kelly

AKA: Shannon Kelly

Born 1993 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln Nebraska native. Primarily a poet but is also a published travel writer. Her work has appeared in The Indianapolis Review, Crannog, BODY Prague, and The Irish Times. She was the 2016 winner of the Allingham Festival Poetry Competition.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
St. Paul, MN
Galway, Ireland (Current)

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Travel Writing


Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Master of Arts in writing, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland


On Maggie Smith's list of 50 best new Irish and British poets of 2018
Selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2018 with reading at International Literary Festival Dublin
First place, Allingham Festival Poetry Competition 2016
Shortlist, best travel writing piece for the Irish Times 2016
Winner, Lon Otto Prize for Poetry 2016


Teachers include Mike McCormack, Nathan Hill


A poetry collection forthcoming (news as of 2018)
Individual items:
"Kintsugi" Poetry Ireland Review, 2018
"Poetry Ireland Introductions Selected Poems" 2018
"Bucharest, 1989" & "Leaving Home" Crannog, 2017
"Reincarnation" translation of poem by Colette Nys-Mazure, BODY Prague, 2017
"Is Death" Indianapolis Review, 2017
"Last Supper" Skylight 47, 2017
"A slow train through 'sacred land' with a mysterious stranger" Irish Times, 2016

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