While holding auditions for my play “Metamorphosis, Junior Year,” I could tell that the teens had struggled to find relevant, age-appropriate monologues. Some of the most effective auditions were by students who had taken poems from my novel of the same name and rewritten them in first person. After the play wrapped, the ensemble of […]~ read more ~
E. Kristin Anderson is a Pushcart-nominated poet and author who grew up in Westbrook, Maine and is a graduate of Connecticut College. She has a fancy diploma that says “B.A. in Classics,” which makes her sound smart but has not helped her get any jobs in Ancient Rome. Once upon a time she worked for the lovely folks at The New Yorker magazine, but she soon packed her bags and moved to Texas. Currently living in Austin, Texas, Kristin is an online editor at Hunger Mountain and a contributing editor at Found Poetry Review. Kristin is the co-editor of the DEAR TEEN ME anthology (Zest Books, 2012), based on the website of the same name. As a poet she has been published in many magazines including Post Road, [PANK], Asimov’s Science Fiction, Hotel Amerika, Raleigh Review and Cicada and she has work forthcoming in Juked and Contemporary Verse 2. Kristin is the author of four chapbooks of poetry: A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY (Finishing Line Press, 2014), PRAY, PRAY, PRAY: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (forthcoming from Porkbelly Press), and ACOUSTIC BATTERY LIFE (forthcoming from ELJ Publications). She hand-wrote her first trunk book at sixteen. It was about the band Hanson and may or may not still be in a notebook in her parents’ garage. She blogs at EKristinAnderson.com and is currently working on a full-length collection of erasure poems from women’s and teen magazines.
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