Chelsea Harrington was born and raised in Leavenworth, Kansas, though she has called Lawrence home since 2019. Chelsea currently works as a full-time therapist but has always had a passion for the arts and incorporates creativity in her personal and professional life in any way she can, including assisting with starting and taking on the role of Associate Director of an arts-based nonprofit organization. LV Arts, in her hometown.
For the entirety of her life, Chelsea has been creating in some capacity. Starting in early childhood, Chelsea would write and send short poems to “Highlights” magazine, and though every poem was rejected, she persevered and built up her artistic skills by engaging in community art classes in calligraphy, creative writing, pottery, drawing, and painting. Chelsea began entering (and finally winning!) art and writing contests in elementary and middle school, leading to workshops in playwriting with the Coterie Theatre at Crown Center at 14, painting two murals at the historic Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth at 17, and creating and selling her own books of collage poetry. Chelsea is very involved in the poetry community in Lawrence and Leavenworth and regularly participates in open mic opportunities. She also creates cutout and collage-style art and poetry pieces that she shares over social media.
While Chelsea has had photographs of artwork published, she is pleased to announce this is her first publication of poetry. “Highlights” magazine missed their chance.
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Chelsea’s poems, “A Ticking Time Bomb is the Exact opposite of Freedom,” “This Article on Light Pollution is Reminiscent of my Polluted Thoughts,” and “What’s Glorious and Grotesque in our Endless Quest for Beauty,” are featured in the upcoming, first Dead Star Press Anthology, From The Dead.