Kelly Malone is a language artist. Her work ranges from sound performances, and text-sculptures, to published prose and page poems. She was a finalist for the biennial Leslie Scalapino Award 2016–17. Her work has been published locally and internationally, including The Capilano Review, fillingStation, Shearsman Magazine, and Snorkel. Her work features in Lisa Samuels’ long essay published by Tinfish Press, ‘Over Hear: six types of poetic experiment in Aotearoa/New Zealand’. Kelly's PhD research through the University of Newcastle, NSW, is looking at how the field of performance writing is appearing in Australia and New Zealand. Kelly is the recipient of an Australian Government Research Training Programme Scholarship.