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E. Kristin Anderson will write your bio.
You know that part where a magazine asks you for a "short bio?" Let me do that for you. $15 gets you something around 50 words of exquisite biographical information.

Examples:

doodlerTM lives in the snowy woodlands of upstate New York. She has a pet Yeti. You're jealous.

neurotype spends her time in and outside of Chicago, where she can be found writing science fiction, entertaining hookers, and writing science fiction about hookers. Her work has been seen in magazines.

HtBlack is a goddamn classy Italian cyclops with at least one dog. When not wrestling sewer rats, she writes sonnets on her balcony.

tiganusi has never ever rolled a cigarette using a page from a bible. His work has appeared in at least three magazines that you've heard of and his photographs have given at least one old man a stroke.

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Upcoming Author Events!

*Can't make it to an event? Get a signed copy anyway!* Order any of my books from The Book Spot in Round Rock, TX, and I will sign and personalize your book for you! They ship anywhere!

October 26, 2014: The Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX
I'll be signing at the Writers' League of Texas booth in the vendors' tents on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. I will have chapbooks for sale as long as some postcards and stickers to give away. Come see me!  (I'll also be at the festival all weekend hanging out with the Yellow Bird Editors team at our table in the vendors' area.  Feel free to come ask me about editing services, or just say hi!)


November 15, 2014, 5pm: The YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium in Austin, TX
I'll be signing DEAR TEEN ME at the Author Blitz event on Saturday night!  I'm so excited to see all you teachers, librarians and readers. I'll also have info on my new poetry books with me, including shiny new reading guides for your classrooms and book clubs!

November 15, 2014, 7pm: Poetry Reading at Malvern Books in Austin, TX
I'll be reading from A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE and A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY at 7:00 p.m. Malvern is Austin's newest indie, and they have a very specialized inventory of quirky and literary books from small presses. I'm so excited to be invited to read, and I hope you'll join us!

November 22, 2014, 3pm: Chapbook Release Celebration at The Book Spot in Round Rock, TX
The Book Spot will be hosting me for a celebration of my recent poetry chapbooks, A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY and A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE. I will have some fun found-poetry related giveaways and will be sure to tell you some of the spooky tales behind the poems in my sci fi chap. There may or may not be pumpkin bread. There will definitely be good times.

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Found Poetry: How-To #1: Erasure

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:22 PM
Writer's Workshop
where writers workshop writing!



Huzzah! The Workshop has begun!


So, you did some reading, right? RIGHT? And you've got your erasure tools ready? White out, sharpie, Photoshop? Or maybe you're just going to type up the words in order, cutting out what you don't need. That's cool, too. As long as you're ready to get erasing.

To catch up, here's what you already know about Erasure:

Erasure poetry (sometimes called blackout or whiteout) is created when the author literally erases certain words of a source text, leaving the remaining words and phrases to create something new. You can do this visually, with editing software on your computer or with a sharpie or White-Out on a book/photocopy. Or, you can just write out the words and phrases that you keep into a new document, adding or subtracting punctuation and changing capitalizations, creating new stanza breaks, etc., as long as the words appear in the same order that they appeared in the original text.

This is a two-parter. Part One:


To start, I want you to work with a text that is easily available online and in the public domain. So when I post an image of it below, nobody shows up and sues me. Or you. Or anyone. So. Choose one of the following texts, scanned lovingly by me, for you, into the Internets.

PoeUsherSpread by PinkyMcCoversong
Edgar Allan Poe, "The Fall of the House of Usher," from the Platt & Munk
edition of EDGAR ALLAN POE STORIES, 1961. Pages 104-105.

DickinsonLetters 0001 by PinkyMcCoversong

Emily Dickinson, Letters to James D. Clark and Maria Whitney, 
from the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets edition of EMILY DICKINSON: LETTERS
selected and edited by Emily Fragos, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2011. Pages 84-85.

WhitmanDoverThrift by PinkyMcCoversong

Walt Whitman. LEAVES OF GRASS: The Original 1855 Edition,
published by Dover Thrift Editions in 2007. Pages 86-87.

Now that you've chosen a text, go at it! Print it out, Sharpie out words until you have a new poem. Use an exacto knife (carefully!) or White-Out if you'd like. Or, you can just type up the chosen text (in the order it appears on the page!) into a text deviation.  For this method, put the line breaks where you want them and punctuate how you'd like. (If you want to challenge yourself, though, you can keep the breaks and punctuation as they are in the original text!)

When you are finished you should have something that looks like this:

Poe-m 1: Love Letter to a Husband by tiganusi
"Love Letter to a Husband" by tiganusi 


Or possibly like this:

Poe-m 2: Love Letter to a Wife by tiganusi
"Love Letter to a Wife" by tiganusi


Submit it to the folder!


For part two:

 
Choose your own adventure text. However, you must use a text that we can read online so that when we critique and give feedback, we can use it as a reference. Think of magazines, newspapers, and other places where there is free, all-access online content. You can print out your text (or create a PDF/JPG/screenshot) to work with, or you can write down the words you're choosing to use -- as long as you keep the words/phrases in order! And, remember, you must COMPLETELY black out/erase any words that you aren't using if you choose to create a visual piece. When you post your piece, be sure to link to your source! 

Some ideas:

Got your second erasure poem ready? Submit it to the folder!

NICE WORK, Y'ALL!

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's erasures. The next How-To will be on cut-up & remix. Get your scissors (or your mental scissors) ready to scramble some source texts!

xoxoPinkyMcCoversong :iconpinkymccoversong:


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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.

Scroll down for a list of upcoming events and information on my editorial and coaching services.
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Found Poetry: How-To #1: Erasure

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:22 PM
Writer's Workshop
where writers workshop writing!



Huzzah! The Workshop has begun!


So, you did some reading, right? RIGHT? And you've got your erasure tools ready? White out, sharpie, Photoshop? Or maybe you're just going to type up the words in order, cutting out what you don't need. That's cool, too. As long as you're ready to get erasing.

To catch up, here's what you already know about Erasure:

Erasure poetry (sometimes called blackout or whiteout) is created when the author literally erases certain words of a source text, leaving the remaining words and phrases to create something new. You can do this visually, with editing software on your computer or with a sharpie or White-Out on a book/photocopy. Or, you can just write out the words and phrases that you keep into a new document, adding or subtracting punctuation and changing capitalizations, creating new stanza breaks, etc., as long as the words appear in the same order that they appeared in the original text.

This is a two-parter. Part One:


To start, I want you to work with a text that is easily available online and in the public domain. So when I post an image of it below, nobody shows up and sues me. Or you. Or anyone. So. Choose one of the following texts, scanned lovingly by me, for you, into the Internets.

PoeUsherSpread by PinkyMcCoversong
Edgar Allan Poe, "The Fall of the House of Usher," from the Platt & Munk
edition of EDGAR ALLAN POE STORIES, 1961. Pages 104-105.

DickinsonLetters 0001 by PinkyMcCoversong

Emily Dickinson, Letters to James D. Clark and Maria Whitney, 
from the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets edition of EMILY DICKINSON: LETTERS
selected and edited by Emily Fragos, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2011. Pages 84-85.

WhitmanDoverThrift by PinkyMcCoversong

Walt Whitman. LEAVES OF GRASS: The Original 1855 Edition,
published by Dover Thrift Editions in 2007. Pages 86-87.

Now that you've chosen a text, go at it! Print it out, Sharpie out words until you have a new poem. Use an exacto knife (carefully!) or White-Out if you'd like. Or, you can just type up the chosen text (in the order it appears on the page!) into a text deviation.  For this method, put the line breaks where you want them and punctuate how you'd like. (If you want to challenge yourself, though, you can keep the breaks and punctuation as they are in the original text!)

When you are finished you should have something that looks like this:

Poe-m 1: Love Letter to a Husband by tiganusi
"Love Letter to a Husband" by tiganusi 


Or possibly like this:

Poe-m 2: Love Letter to a Wife by tiganusi
"Love Letter to a Wife" by tiganusi


Submit it to the folder!


For part two:

 
Choose your own adventure text. However, you must use a text that we can read online so that when we critique and give feedback, we can use it as a reference. Think of magazines, newspapers, and other places where there is free, all-access online content. You can print out your text (or create a PDF/JPG/screenshot) to work with, or you can write down the words you're choosing to use -- as long as you keep the words/phrases in order! And, remember, you must COMPLETELY black out/erase any words that you aren't using if you choose to create a visual piece. When you post your piece, be sure to link to your source! 

Some ideas:

Got your second erasure poem ready? Submit it to the folder!

NICE WORK, Y'ALL!

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's erasures. The next How-To will be on cut-up & remix. Get your scissors (or your mental scissors) ready to scramble some source texts!

xoxoPinkyMcCoversong :iconpinkymccoversong:


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`PinkyMcCoversong brings a type of dedication and enthusiasm that's a fantastic asset to our literature community. A constant inspiration and mentor to many, Emily has an eclectic background that has allowed her to develop a gallery filled with poetry and prose that will keep you glued and eager for more. An already published writer, Emily brought the "Dear Teen Me" concept to the fore in our deviantART community, and has continued to inspire writers young and old to participate. We're absolutely delighted to kickstart our 13th Birthday celebrations by bestowing the Deviousness Award for August 2013 to`PinkyMcCoversong.
-awarded August 2013

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Lady-Yume Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Writer
Hello :heart:

On behalf of the Glory-Be-Project, I'm very happy to welcome you into our group, and wish you all the best in your year-long-writing-adventure :la:
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch (:
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fleeet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Biography for E. Kristin Anderson:

E. Kristin Anderson is a writer of many things, most recently branching out into the heady world of commissions for the writing of biographies for other people.
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Heck yes! <3
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happy birthday, Em.
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