Kelle Grace Gaddis, MFA


My Myths, A full-length poetry collection, published by Yellow Chair Press – November 2016. Available online at November 10th.

“Small Bites,” The Till Chapbook, November 2016.

“Writer,” “Twenty-seven Realizations in Five Days,” “Uncle,” “Lost Tribe,” “The Fisherwoman,” and “Sun Meets Moon,” published by Five Willows Poetry Review, June 2016.

“Love V. Marriage,” Hessler Street Fair Anthology, May 2016.

“Existential Crisis,” LOLX – April 2016.

“It Is What It Is, It Was What It Was,” and “Act One,” published by Shake The Tree Anthology 2016, March 2016.

“The Weaver Woman,” “The Fisherwoman,” and “Lost Tribe” Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, M.L. Johnson’s Contemporary Poetry AnthologyFebruary 2016.

“When I Was A Child,” The New Independents Magazine, hardcopy Magazine, December 2015.

“Chasing” revised “Hungover” and revised “Disparate Moments,” BlazeVOX15  / BlazeVOX December 2015.

“Bones,” and “Hungover” Thirteen Myna Birds &  Blood Pudding Press, September 2015.

“The Veil,” A Starry Night Sanctuary, September 2015.

Short story, “Charlie On The Edge,” Knot Literary Magazine Spring Ed. March – June 2015

“Remembering,” Entropy, May of 2015

“Wishes” Dove Tales, print anthology, The Nature Edition May 2015.

“The Way Home,” 4Culture’s “Poetry on the Buses,” March 2015.

( Excerpt) “Polishing A Gem On The Surface Of The Sea,” Shake The Tree 2015.

Short story, “My Son” and poems “Surf Music,” “The Situation,” “When He Breaks” and “Empty,” Knot Literary & Arts Magazine, November 2014 edition.

“Wishes” DoveTales Literary Journal, Online Edition October 2014.

“A Day At The Beach With The NSA,” Blackmail Press, Edition 37, September of 2014.

Husky Herald Newspaper article, “Risky Business: Problem Gambling Among College Students,” was published in 2013. It is one of many Husky Herald pieces published between 2013-2014

Clamor Literary Journal 2012, “Lovers” (Poem)

Clamor Literary Journal 2013, “Charlie On The Edge of Town” (Short Story)

Clamor Literary Journal 2011, “Reservation” (Poem)

Poetry prize winner in’s National Poetry Contest 2004 “Tulalip” (Poem)

Poetry / Chapbooks

It Is What It Is – It Was What It Was

Polishing A Gem On The Surface Of The Sea 

American Discard (Erasure)


Visions Of 

Recent Readings

Margin Shift Poetry Collective at CAM, Community AREA Maintenance, featured reader, October 2016.

The Jewel Box Theater Shake The Tree Volume Two Launch featuring CA Conrad and Kelle Grace Gaddis, Deborah Woodard and Anastacia Renee Tolbert – May 2016

The Creekside in Kirkland – Featured Reader February 2016

The Jewel Box Theater Triple Book Launch Featuring, Kelle Grace Gaddis, Anastacia Renee Tolbert & Deborah Woodard November 2015

Lit Crawl Seattle October 2015

UWB Spring Festival – May 2013 and May 2014

Hugo House Open Mics (Twice monthly between 2011 – 2015)

Greenlake Library – Featured poet August 2014


Kelle Grace Gaddis received her MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from the University of Washington in 2014. She is proud to have graduated at the top of her class with a 3.98 GPA. Her education continues with ongoing classes with PNWA, WFWA, WIWA and Hugo House classes.


Ms. Gaddis is currently the lead editor of Brightly Press. Brightly Presses annual anthology, Shake The Tree features some of the most recognized poets in the country including CA Conrad, Frank Sherlock, Kate Durbin, Malachi Black, Deborah Woodard, Kit Frick, Maged Zaher, Carolyne Lee Wright, Natasha Moni, TC Tolbert, Sam Ligon, Natalie Diaz, Douglas Kearney, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Cynthia Atkins, Tammy Robacker, Jane L. Carmen, Janice Lee, Jericho Brown, Matthew Trease, Joseph Musso, Sam Slaughter, David Tomas Martinez, Rebecca Chamaa, Trish Hopkinson, Stacey Levine, Chelsea Jean Werner-Jatzke, Karen Finneyfrock, Scott Driscoll, Ed Harkness, Connie Post, Chen Chen, Kaveh Akbar, Anastacia Renee Tolbert, Kristen Young, Chila Bradshaw Woychik, Afton Wilky, Clare Johnson, Kate Lebo, Kristen Scott, Carolyne Lee Wright, Jeanne Heuving and Christopher P. Locke.

Presses website is at You can also join Brightly Press on Facebook for announcements and free poetry contests.


Kelle Grace Gaddis performs regularly at Hugo House, RASP and other open mic events and at other venues in and around the Seattle area.

She was the host of the Arts, Literature & Music Hour on UWAVE Radio 2013-2014.

TV work includes a seminar segment for The Ghost Adventurers TV show during their Seattle production in 2011. A portion of this segment can be found on YouTube by searching for “Kelle Grace Gaddis and Darkness Radio 2011.”

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