Tina Kelley

New Jersey, United States

Member Since: 01/22/2013

Tina Kelley’s second collection of poetry, Precise, was published by Word Press in January 2013. She is the co-author of Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, a nationally best-selling book about six homeless young people and the forces that sent them to the street, published by Wiley in October 2012. She was a reporter at The New York Times for ten years, shared in a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service Journalism for being a part of the Times’ coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, and wrote 121 “Portraits of Grief,” short descriptions of the victims. Her first book of poems, The Gospel of Galore, (Word Press, 2003) won a Washington State Book Award. She is on the staff of Covenant House and lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and two children.


Website: http://tinakelleypoetry.wordpress.com/

Twitter Username: @tinakelley


  • Precise , Word Tech Communications (January 2013)
  • Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope , Wiley (October 2012)
  • The Gospel of Galore , Word Tech Communications (2002)


  • Pulitzer Prize in Public Service (with Metro staff) (2002)
  • Washington State Book Award (2003)


  • Reporter at New York Times (August 1999 - December 2009)
  • Staff writer at Covenant House International (January 2010 - May 2013)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Yale University (May 1985)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry