Kelli Anne Noftle grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia. She has degrees in Visual Art and Creative Writing. Her first collection of poems, I Was There For Your Somniloquy, was selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Rae Armantrout for the 2010 Omnidawn Book Prize. Her work has appeared in several literary journals including Colorado Review, Fence, New Orleans Review, Blackbird, Conduit, and Harvard Summer Review among others. Her second poetry collection, ADAM CANNOT BE ADAM is available now from Omnidawn Publishing.

Kelli has collaborated and performed with several bands in Southern California. Her singer/songwriter project is Miniature Soap and her debut solo album, I Don't Like You, was released in 2011.