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 poet, Prince fan, Starbucks connoisseur, and glitter enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. A Connecticut College graduate with a B.A. in classics, Kristin has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. 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, diode and The American Journal of Nursing and she has work forthcoming in Hawai’i Review, Strange Horizons, and Whiskey Island. 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), FIRE IN THE SKY (Grey Book Press, 2016), SHE WITNESSES (dancing girl press, 2016), WE’RE DOING WITCHCRAFT (Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2016), and ACOUSTIC BATTERY LIFE (ELJ, 2017). 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. Kristin is Special Projects Manager for ELJ and was formerly a poetry editor at Found Poetry Review. Once upon a time she worked the night shift at The New Yorker. She now works during daylight as a freelance editor and writing coach. She blogs at EKristinAnderson.com and tweets at @ek_anderson.