News & Biography
Her debut collection, Shade of Blue Trees (Finalist for the Wilder Prize), is released from Two Sylvias Press on May 25, 2021. Also available via your favorite independent bookstore, Amazon, and Bookshop.
October 7, 2022: Interview at The Poetry Salon with Tresha Faye Haefner and Doug Manuel
July 11, 2022: Café Muse reading with Abby Wender now up in the video section
July, 2022: "Shade of Blue Trees" received an "Honorable Mention" from the 2022 San Francisco Book Festival - delighted by this news!
May 25, 2022: Happy 1st Anniversary Publication Day to “Shade of Blue Trees” 💙🌲💙🌳 It’s been a challenge to release a debut poetry collection during a pandemic, but I am enormously grateful for Zoom reading invitations, interviews (what?!?!?), incredible reviews, and lovely photos of my book in homes, gardens, libraries, and favorite places – it’s something I’ll never not be surprised and delighted by. As luck would have it, a gorgeous new review is up at Cleaver Magazine.
The wonderful Dana Kinsey floored me with her meticulous read and incredibly generous review…I mean, whew!! My sincere thanks to everyone who has purchased the book, attended a virtual reading, or cheered from the sidelines. The joy was deeply felt, appreciated, and will not be forgotten xx
Honored to be part of this amazing new poetry anthology all about trees! Tree Lines, 21st Century American Poems by Grayson Books, edited by Jennifer Barber, Jessica Greenbaum, and Fred Marchant. 130 poets! The anthology includes poems by Ellen Bass, Jaswinder Bolina, Victoria Chang, Anthony Cody, Toi Derricotte, Camille T. Dungy, Ross Gay, Joy Harjo, Robert Hass, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Major Jackson, Fady Joudah, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ted Kooser, Ada Limón, Esther Lin, Philip Metres, D. Nurkse, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Linda Pastan, Kay Ryan, Diane Seuss, Evie Shockley, Vijay Seshadri, Tracy K. Smith, Arthur Sze, Natasha Trethewey, Rosanna Warren, Afaa M. Weaver, and Javier Zamora, among others.
New interview with the wonderful poet/host Erin Redfern for The Hive Poetry Collective podcast, Season 4, Episode 4
Etsy Shop for Kelly's artwork: ImpastoPalette
Book Reviews for Shade of Blue Trees:
Erica Goss' beautiful review from her wonderful newsletter, "Sticks & Stones", sign up for the newsletter, too!
Elline Lipkin's gorgeous review for Ovunque Siamo Journal (second review in the link)
Kathleen Kirk's wonderful review for Escape into Life
Risa Denenberg's great review for River Mouth Review
Video section updated with taped readings from 2021
Of Poetry podcast #5, in conversation with host Dr. Han VanderHart, grateful for this chat about art, poetry, editing, first books.
New Q & A about "Shade of Blue Trees" on ZYZZYVA's blog - my thanks to Alana Baer for the close read and thoughtful questions.
"The Poetry Show" interview with Daphne Stanford at Radio Boise KRBX, conversation and reading from Shade of Blue Trees, July 18, 2021
Featured artist and interview at West Trestle Review May/June 2021
Two poems (with audio) in Menacing Hedge, Spring 2021: "Sacrament" and "Portent Big Sur", both in her forthcoming book "Shade of Blue Trees".
Poem in ROOM: A Sketchbook of Analytic Action, issue 2.21, "Smoke"
New Margaret Atwood erasure/visual poem in the 2021 March issue of THRUSH Poetry Journal
Poem in West Trestle Review Jan/Feb 2021 issue, "Blueprint of the Waiting Room"
Poem in Guesthouse issue 6, "Panels from a Courtly Spring"
4 Erasure/Visual Poems sourced from Margaret Atwood's "The Blind Assassin" in the fall issue of
The Indianapolis Review
Poem in the latest Rogue Agent, Issue 63
Added to the Video page: THRUSH Poetry Journal Series 5/1/20 - poetry from Marilyn Kallet, Kelly Cressio-Moeller, Emily Lawson, Leah Falk, Molly Spencer
Some of my paintings in the latest issue of The Indianapolis Review - terrific issue with poetry & art!
2019 Q & A interview at Water~Stone Review "In the Field" contributors' series. My poem from Issue 21, "Panels from a Celestial Autumn" is hyperlinked within the interview.
Kelly Cressio-Moeller is a poet and visual artist. Her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net, and have appeared widely in journals and at literary websites including Gargoyle, North American Review, Poet Lore, Salamander, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Water~Stone Review, and ZYZZYVA, among others. An associate editor at Glass Lyre Press, she lives in the Bay Area with her husband, two sons, and their basset hound. Shade of Blue Trees from Two Sylvias Press (Finalist for the Wilder Prize) is her first poetry collection.