Romella Kitchens is a Pittsburgh-based poet who has been published in 5AM, The California Quarterly, Mainstreet Rag, The Autumn House Anthology, Chiron Review, Iodine Poetry Press, Mudfish Review and others.
She has done poetry residencies and addressed many school groups concerning poetry. In 2014, she was a judge for the city wide level of Poetry Outloud.
A Poem For Pete Seeger:
It Is All Etched In Crayolas, January 28,2015
It is the coldest day, it is always the coldest
The praying man does not let violence into his heart if his prayers are truly prayers.
He can be raised in violence.
He can have practiced violence at some point in
La Tumbra Sin Nombre
The Unmarked Grave
The mother of plantains and holy thoughts