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April 8 - April 11, 2015: AWP Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota!
I'll be reading and signing at various events throughout the conference. Keep an eye here for updates, as some of these events are not written in stone yet. You'll catch me wandering around the book fair, perhaps sitting at the Hunger Mountain booth or chillin' and signin' at Red Bird Chapbooks' table (times TBA). On Wednesday the 8th, I'll be at the Prince Purple Poetry Party at the Record Room (hopefully reading, but otherwise partying). On Friday the 10th, I'll be reading at Found Poetry Review's JamPoRee at House of Balls.
April 14-17, 2015: TLA Annual Conference in Austin, Texas!
Signings and appearances TBA, but I'll be there with bells boots on! On at least one of these days, you'll be able to find me at Pat Anderson's Overlooked Books booth, signing poetry chapbooks and DEAR TEEN ME.
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My name is Emily, but if you're looking for my published work, you should Google E. Kristin Anderson. (Ask me and I'll tell you the why-I-need-a-pen-name story.) I write poetry (for everyone) and fiction (for young adults and children) and nonfiction (sometimes). I'm the co-editor of the nonfiction anthology DEAR TEEN ME (Zest Books, 2012) based on the website DearTeenMe.com, where authors write letters to their teen selves. I have two poetry chapbooks out: A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY (Finishing Line Press) and A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE (Red Bird Chapbooks). I'm an online editor at Hunger Mountain and a contributing editor at Found Poetry Review . I blog at EKristinAnderson.com about books and writing and my bizarro life here in Austin, TX. If you're looking for editorial or mentoring servies, I'm a member of Yellow Bird Editors, a group of industry professionals offering these and other services for professionals as well as beginning writers and teens. |
I grew up in Westbrook, Maine and went to Connecticut College in the beautiful New London, CT, and have a fancy-sounding degree in Classics. Once upon a time I lived in Brooklyn and worked at The New Yorker magazine and sometimes I have dreams that I have to go into the office and make the magazine and can't remember how. ATX, though? It's a great home. I like to take photographs with toy and vintage cameras. Don't listen to anyone who says watching television will rot your brain -- some of my best ideas have come from TV.
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This is a found poem. Source Material: “Make Your Own Luck” by Susan Hyatt. Seventeen, April 2015, page 99. “Our Video Game Takes the Taboo Out of Tampons” by the Editors. Seventeen, April 2015, page 100. “What’s Your $$$ M.O.?” by Lisa Freedman. Seventeen, April 2015, page 104.