Kelly Forsythe MFA ’11

Poet. Publicist. Historian.

Poet Kelly Forsythe finds inspiration in historical events.

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Today, Forsythe is a publicist at poetry press Copper Canyon and teaches at the University of Maryland. Her first book, Perennial (Coffee House Press)—which includes poems she began in a Columbia classroom—grapples with the violence of a post-Columbine world. The collection has been featured by The Washington Post and the PBS Newshour