Halee Kirkwood is a poet, teaching artist, and bookseller living in Minneapolis, MN. The winner of the 2022 James Welch Prize, published with Poetry Northwest,. Kirkwood is also a 2023-25 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, and have received fellowships from In-Na-Po (Indigenous Nations Poetry), The Loft Literary Center’s Mentor Series program, and was a 2022 Minnesota State Arts Grant recipient. Kirkwood’s work can be found or is forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, December Magazine, Ecotone Magazine, The Florida Review, Gulf Coast Journal, Water~Stone Review, Poem-A-Day, and others. Kirkwood earned their MFA in poetry from Hamline University. They are a direct descendant of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe.