Kelsey Bigelow is an up-and-coming Midwestern poet who finds catharsis through words. She actively participates in monthly slams, open mics, workshops, and writers groups in the Des Moines and Ames, Iowa, areas.
Kelsey recently published her debut poetry collection, “Sprig Of Lilac,” as a tribute to her late mother. Her poems “Check Yes” and “May 3, 1971” were published in America’s Emerging Poets 2018 – Midwest Region and Wisconsin’s Best Emerging Poets by Z Publishing House, respecitvely. Kelsey won the annual Thomas A. Hickey Creative Writing Award three times for her poem, “My Hardest Funeral,” and her short stories, “Karaoke” and “How to Live Without Your Mom.”