Kelly Michels

Poetry Awards and Placements

The Spoon River Poetry Review Editor's Prize 2017

The Robert Watson Literary Prize in Poetry 2017 (The Greensboro Review)

Best New Poets 2012 (edited by Matthew Dickman)

Beacon Street Poetry Prize (judged by Heather McHugh, 2013)

Academy of American Poets Graduate Prize (judged by 
Maxine Kumin, 2007) 

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters Artprize for Poetry (2014)

Second Place in the Neil Shepard Poetry Prize from Green Mountains Review (2014) 

Second Place in the Norton Girault Prize from Barely South Review (2015)

Finalist in the following competitions:

Pablo Neruda Prize from Nimrod (2008), Winning Writers War Poetry Contest (2008),

Janet McCabe Poetry Prize (2012), The New South Poetry Prize (2013), Edwin Markham Prize 
for Poetry (2014), and Poetry International Prize (2015).

Poetry was also featured in the documentary, The Making of Neptune, winner of "Best Educational Documentary" at the New York Independent Film Festival in 2006.