Transit: A Collaboration for Our When and Where (2022)

“Transit takes you on a journey, reminding you that we share at least one vital characteristic with each other. We are all in transit. As these poems and photographs testify, our common journey is one of faith, of hope, and of love.”

~ Glynn Young is the author of the five Dancing Priest novels and the non-fiction book Poetry at Work. He is also an editor at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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Love, Remember: 40 Poems of loss, lament and hope (Canterbury Press Norwich, 2017)

My poem “Misunderstood in Late 20th Century Scotland” was selected for inclusion in this anthology edited by best-selling poet Malcolm Guite.

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Women and C.S. Lewis (Lion Books, 2015)

I contributed a chapter on poetry to this collection of interviews and essays from a group of distinguished scholars and bloggers writing on the theme of Lewis and women, in his life and writings. 

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The Word in the Wilderness: A poem a day for Lent and Easter (Canterbury Press Norwich, 2014)

51FTv1IvDEL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_My poem “How I Talk To God” was selected for inclusion in this anthology edited by bestselling poet Malcolm Guite.

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Three Ways of Searching (Finishing Line Press, 2013)

three ways of searching:
the way of eagles, the way
of hounds, and stillness

(from “Three Ways of Searching” by Kelly Belmonte)

I am pleased and delighted to announce the publication of my collection of poetry, Three Ways of Searchingnow available for purchase from Finishing Line Press. Three Ways of Searching is also now available for Kindle through Amazon.

This chapbook represents a year or so of focused attention on micropoetry — haiku and tanka in particular. I am grateful for the Twitter poets who helped sharpen my attention to detail and appreciation for concision. A shout out to my friends at Lion & Lamb as well for their encouragement and nurturing.


“These small delicate poems are deceptively simple, but weighted with meaning and beauty.  This is poetry pared down to its essence, with every excess trimmed away and the result is a collection of brief poignant verses in which each image stays in the mind and speaks to the soul long after the book has been closed.”

~ Rev. Dr. Malcolm Guite, priest, chaplain, teacher, poet, and singer-songwriter at University of Cambridge, England.

“Kelly Belmonte’s poems are spare, sharp, vivid. Like an artist’s charcoal sketch, showing us the world afresh with just a few lines on a white page, these poems balance word and stillness to evoke an open-handed sense of wonder at the world we live in, as human beings with body, mind, and soul… Three Ways of Searching is a collection that I will return to often, and with delight.”

~ Dr. Holly Ordway, Chair, Department of Apologetics, Houston Baptist University

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