Ann Kelley

Ann KelleyPoet and author: Paper Whites (poems with photographs) London Magazine Editions 2001; Because We Have Reached That Place, Oversteps 2006. Burying Beetle (novel) Luath Press, shortlisted for Brandford Boase Award 2005; Bowerbird (novel) Luath Press, Costa Children’s Book of the Year 2007.

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Sample poems

Fairy Godmother

Oversteps collections

Telling the Bees (2012)
Because We Have Reached That Place

Recent news

  • Ann Kelley has had a batch of competition successes recently. She was shortlisted in the Live Canon 2011 Poetry Prize, the Bridport Priz and the Troubadour International Poetry Prize.

    [25-Feb-12 ]

  • January saw three new books from Oversteps: The Book I Never Wrote by Ross Cogan, Fr Meslier’s Confession by A C Clarke, and Telling the Bees by Ann Kelley. All three of these poets have been published by Oversteps before, and have proved popular.

    [3-Feb-12 ]

  • Ann Kelley had two poems shortlisted in the Bridport competition, and won a prize in the Troubadour competition. Her new book, ‘Telling the Bees’, will be out shortly, and contains these prize-winning poems.

    [1-Dec-11 ]

  • Caroline Carver has won first prize in the Poems on the Buses 4 competition; and Anne Stewart and Ann Kelley were both commended.

    [19-Oct-10 ]