Current & Forthcoming

'Grasshoppers' featured as Poem Of The Week at RTÉ. Read it here.
New poems appearing soon in Stand Magazine.
New poem featured in Poetry Ireland Review, available for purchase here.
Read about Chelsea's month as poet-in-residence at The Rensing Center!
New chapbook, Bear Trap, is scheduled for publication with Dancing Girl Press in Fall 2017.

Selected Work



Film Adaptation of "Apology"
by Abigail Zimmer
Film Adaptation of 'Apology' by Abigail Zimmer

About Chelsea

Chelsea Whitton

Chelsea Whitton is an American poet and essayist. Born and raised in the Carolinas, she received a BA in Literature from the University of North Carolina-Asheville and an MFA in Poetry from the New School. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in various web and print publications including Cimarron Review, Sixth Finch, Bateau, Ilk, Forklift Ohio, WomenArts Quarterly, Valley Voices and Poetry Ireland Review, among others. Her first chapbook, Bear Trap, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. This fall, she will join The University of Cincinnati as a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow. She lives and writes with her husband, Matthew, and their cat, Puck.


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