Kelly Wolfe, MA, MFA
Kelly Wolfe, MA, MFA
Program Director

I’m an Associate Professor at St. Thomas University. I earned an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University in 2013 and an MA in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in 1998.

My writing has appeared in the Hartford Courant, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Palm Beach Post, Boca magazine and Florida Table magazine. I won first runner up in the Norton Girault Literary Prize for Nonfiction in 2014. That essay, “Early Mourning Flight”, was subsequently published in Barely South Review. My micro fiction, “Beautiful Bicuspid”, was published in Gargoyle magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

As an English Composition professor, I explore the rhetoric of public space. For example, I study Miami’s rich street art scene and explore how local street artists turned vibrant arguments about our city into a major, international tourist destination. I also study the Riot Grrrl Movement and the rise of the ‘zine, which was born in the 1990s as a direct result of women-led Punk Rock bands blocked from coverage in the mainstream press.

As a Literature Professor, I specialize in ancient texts and mythology and am excited right now by Maria Dahvana Headly’s Mere Wife, which is Beowulf in the suburbs. I highly recommend it.

In my spare time, I live in Little Haiti with a lot of plants and take-out boxes.