Kevin Kelley

Kevin Kelley with a grin next to a jukeboxKevin J. Kelley grew up in the high desert of Southwestern Idaho. He is often strolling his two dogs, exploring Colorado with his wife, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. Kevin’s frequent road-tripping has taken him coast-to-coast and to nearly every state. He arrived at Red Rocks in Fall 2018, and has loved it ever since.

Kevin’s writing is published in The Independent, Entropy, High Country News, Potomac Review, Eastern Iowa Review, Santa Ana River Review, and elsewhere. His recent essay “Po-Tay-To/Po-Tah-To” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and selected as a Notable Essay by The Best American Essays series.


In addition to teaching English and Literature courses, Kevin is a Writing Across the Curriculum Director.


  • MFA Creative Writing, University of Wyoming
  • MA English, Boise State University
  • BA English and Psychology, Boise State University

Recently Loved Books

  • Rising by Elizabeth Rush
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
  • Out of Sheer Rage by Geoff Dyer
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Educated by Tara Westover


Phone: 303.914.6641
Office: #2615