Kelly Krumrie is a PhD student in Creative Writing / Literature at the University of Denver. Before coming to DU, she taught children in various forms, spending eight years at Montessori elementary and middle schools. Her work appears in Black Warrior Review, Full Stop, SHARKPACK Annual, Sleepingfish, Shirley Magazine, Your Impossible Voice, and others. She is currently the translations editor at Denver Quarterly.

When she was a teacher, she published under the name Kelly Werrell. When she writes anonymously, she writes as [circle].




MA Gifted / Talented Education, University of Northern Colorado

MFA Creative Writing, University of San Francisco

BA English, Linguistics, University of Colorado at Boulder