Kelsey Peterson
Contributor History

Kelsey Peterson
Kelsey Peterson is assistant teaching professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. She holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was an Olin Fellow. She lives in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband. Her contribution to Conjunctions:71, A Cabinet of Curiosity marks her first appearance in print and was awarded the 2019 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.



In Print

Vol. 72
Spring 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow


September 17, 2019
Late flies large as nearly extinct black bees

burrow in wisteria

when the desert has all the carcasses
September 10, 2019
The dolphin appeared in a cloud of dust, a soft red bloom on the horizon that blossomed into a cyclone over the course of the day. Wade Walton spotted the arrival around noon from his perch at the motel’s front desk, where he briefly wondered if he might be seeing a mirage.
September 3, 2019
revived after stasis to regrow roots and ribcage of willowy human shape the child emerges lifespan long or short when starved phobias of insects and mean dogs invisible in the trees walk backwards
Monday, October 28, 2019
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm