Kelli Anne Noftle grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia. She has a B.A. in Visual Art and is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California. 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, The Journal, VERSE, Blackbird, Conduit, and Harvard Summer Review among others.
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.