Kelly Eastlund

kelly-eastlundKelly Eastlund grew up in Colorado and moved to Oregon in 2002. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado and currently works full-time in marketing communications.

Her poems have been published in anthologies as well as several online journals, including Four and Twenty, Shot Glass Journal, Poetry Breakfast, and The Whistling Fire. Kelly finds inspiration everywhere, especially in nature and the complexities of human experience. She is a member of the Oregon Poetry Association, Lane Literary Guild, and the Eugene critique group Red Sofa Poets.

When not reading or scribbling in a journal, Kelly enjoys learning new art forms, live music, hiking, yoga, and gardening. She lives in Oregon with her husband, two dogs, and a collection of antique toasters.



Illuminated Planet – A sampling of poems that explore the experience of being human, the wonder of nature, and a vision for a better world.

IPIn Kelly Eastlund’s Illuminated Planet, each poem shines. These are witty, sensual poems filled with empathy for the hungry, beautiful creatures we are. Lyricism, imagery, and story are all at work in these poems, and every last line delivers a gift.
—Toni Hanner, Author of Gertrude and The Ravelling Braid


Still Life with Judas and Lightning by Dawn Diez Willis
Read Kelly’s book review here.

Motionless from the Iron Bridge: A Northwest Anthology of Bridge Poems
Read Kelly’s book review here.


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