Teaching poetry is one of my favorite parts of being an English teacher. I love reading a great poem out loud, love digging into it, asking questions, delighting over figurative language, gushing over a particularly wonderful use of words, discovering new meaning in a poem I thought I knew well, through discussion with a group […]~ read more ~
E. Kristin Anderson is a multi-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 Austin, Texas where she works as a freelance editor and writing coach. Wearer of many proverbial hats, Kristin is Special Projects Manager at ELJ Publications and is a poetry editor at Found Poetry Review. Kristin co-edited the DEAR TEEN ME anthology (based on the popular website) and is the editor of the forthcoming anthologies HYSTERIA: Writing the female body and COME AS YOU ARE, an anthology of writing on 90’s pop culture. As a poet, Kristin has been published Nashville Review, Room and Cicada and she has work forthcoming in The American Journal of Nursing, and Quaint. Kristin is the author of eight 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 (Porkbelly Press, 2015), 17 DAYS (ELJ, 2015), ACOUSTIC BATTERY LIFE (ELJ, 2016), FIRE IN THE SKY (Grey Book Press, 2016), SHE WITNESSES (dancing girl press, 2016), and WE’RE DOING WITCHCRAFT (Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2016). 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 trying to trick someone into publishing her full-length collection of erasure poems based on women’s and teen magazines.