Ki Russell teaches writing, literature, and creative writing at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, where she resides with her husband Timothy and two children, Rook and Ashe. They share space with a cat called Draco and a dog named Dooby Dooby Doo.
Ars Omnia Press released Ki’s experimental novel-poetry hybrid called The Wolf at the Door in 2014. Ki also has a full-length poetry collection, The Antler Woman Responds from Paladin Contemporaries in 2014. Medulla Publishing released her poetry chapbook, How to Become Baba Yaga in 2011
She holds a Ph.D. in English literature (Creative Writing emphasis) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an M.A. in English (Creative Writing emphasis) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Ki researches fairy tales and then butchers them for her own uses. She steals time from grading to wrestle with words, converse with the cat, dance with the dog, and paint. She believes people should laugh more.