Deborah L. Kelly lives in North Vancouver, B.C., and has been writing poetry for more than forty years. Her works have been published in numerous anthologies, books, and literary magazines in Canada, the USA, India. and Uzbekistan. She has hosted and featured at Poetic Justice, and Poetry in the Park in New Westminster. Deborah has also been a featured presenter at Holy Wow Poets, Surrey Muse, World Poetry, Edge of the Page Poetry, and The Tagore Society and other venues around the Lower Mainland.

She has also co-hosted and appeared on a number of occasions on World Poetry Co-Op Radio in Vancouver, 100/5 FM. Deborah’s debut poetry collection, "Through My Eyes," was published in 2015 by Silver Bow Publishing. She also placed an impressive Fourth in the Rabindranath Tagore Awards, 2015, for her work, “Voices of Nature,”  and received Honorable Mention in the 2016 Tagore Awards; Bharat Awards, Int'l Short Story, Distinguished Writer, International, 2017. Deborah served as Director/Secretary with New Westminster’s Royal City Literary Arts Society, 2013/14 and is currently Membership Co-Ordinator for RCLAS, and is currently their Membership Coordinator, Event Hostess and Board Assistant.

Her second book, "Spirit’Song", was published by in association with the Rabindranath Tagore Society, India, 2015. Deborah's third book, "Heartworks," was published by Silver Bow Publishing, 2016. (Continued, Page 2 .../)

Fourth Place Winner, 2015

Rabindranath Tagore International Poetry Awards, India

"Voices of Nature"

Honorable Mention, 2016

Rabindranath Tagore International Poetry Awards, India

"Gems Of Humanity"

Bharat Awards, International Short Story Awards, India, 2017

Honorable Mention

"Of Faeries We Speak"

Deborah L. Kelly - Poet/Artist

(WIN) Writers International Network

Dr. Asha Bhargava Memorial Award