Kelly Braden was born in Santa Rosa, California in 1976 and grew up in Tacoma, Washington. His father left home when he was four, and his childhood was troubled by poverty. He has worked as a handyman, a dishwasher, a stock boy, a warehouse worker, a genealogist, a basketball coach, a Big Box store manager, and a Dot Com Casualty.
Braden is the author of Hypermnesia (cockcrow press 2006). His poems have been published in Saxifrage, The Acorn Review, Damn Good Writing, The Pregnant Moon Review, and The San Diego Poetry Annual.
E-mail Kelly: Kelly at Kelly Braden dot com