Kevin Alan Wells


First Impressions

Essay in Persuasions On-Line 35, no. 1 (Winter 2014)

Man Reflecting on a Pond

Fiction in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine 8, no. 2

Ali’s Knife

Fiction in Chelsea Station Magazine (November 2015)

Closing Time

Fiction in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine (February 2015)


Kevin Alan Wells

is a doctoral candidate of the humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he also teaches undergraduate composition. He specializes in the rhetoric of narrative discourse and the ethics of storytelling.


When college students enroll in my composition courses, they do not register for a few credit hours in exchange for a few finished essays. Papers and points result, but like perspiration—the side effects of significant work, not the focus. Instead, the essence of their effort is an exclusive opportunity: When students sign on to study writing in one of my sections, they join a cohort of self-educators collaborating on the development of their writing processes under the care of a professional writing colleague.