Kelly Grey Carlisle’s memoir, We Are All Shipwrecks—about the unsolved murder of her mother and her eccentric childhood on a boat in the L.A. Harbor—will be released in September 2017. Her personal essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Salon.com, The Rumpus, New England Review, The Sun, The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, and others. She is the editor of 1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction, a national online literary journal published at Trinity.
Ph.D., University of Nebraska – Lincoln
M.A., University of Nebraska – Lincoln
B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
We Are All Shipwrecks, Book, 2017
“Apartment 5,” essay, The Sun 470,
“Permutations of X,” essay, New England Review 35:4
“Physical Evidence,” essay, in The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, edited by Lex Williford and Michael Martone.
Creative writing pedagogy
Editing and publishing
1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction is a national literary journal founded and produced by Trinity undergraduates under my supervision. Experience at the journal gives students the chance to work with published writers and to practice marketable skills.
Creative Nonfiction Writing
First Year Experience
Honors & Awards
Three essays listed as a "Notable Essay" in Best American Essays
Second place, The Atlantic student writing contest
AWP Intro Journal Award
Community service & Involvement
Adviser for the Trinity Review, Trinity's student magazine of art and literature.