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Small Illuminations

This text piece by poet Keli Stewart reads 'Underneath Our Winter Footing' and is a creative response by Keli, who is local to Chicago, to the themes of nature and the winter season.

Artist | Keli Stewart

Keli Stewart is a writer, educator, community builder and founder of Front Porch Arts Center. Her writing has appeared in Quiddity, Muzzle Magazine, Warpland, Hip Mama, Calyx and other journals and publications. Keli has received artist fellowships from Hedgebrook, where she was awarded the Adrienne Reiner Hochstadt Award, and the Augusta Savage Gallery’s Arts International Residency. 

An alum of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and Callaloo Summer Writing Workshops, Keli’s writing was selected first place in the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award from the Illinois Center of  the Book. She received her BA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College in 2002, and her MFA in Poetry from Chicago State University. 

She was recently selected as a 2021-2022 School of the Art Institute Nichols Tower Artist-in-Residence. Her poetry collection, Small Altars was published by Bronzeville Books in 2021.


Small Illuminations by Keli Stewart

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