Kristina Erny is a third culture person who was raised in Seoul and is always homesick for somewhere. She is a poet, a visual artist, a teacher, a wife, a mother, and a foreigner.
For many years she taught high school English literature and is currently teaching creative writing to undergraduates in Kentucky.
She has experience facilitating writing workshops with elementary, middle years, and high school students as well as university and adult groups.
She's lived and taught in Indiana, Sierra Leone, Arizona, South Korea, and Kentucky. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona.
Her work has been the recipient of the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award and the Tupelo Quarterly Inaugural Poetry Prize (chosen by Ilya Kaminsky), and her manuscript Wax of What's Left has been a finalist or semi-finalist for the Noemi Press Book Award, the Ahsahta Sawtooth Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, Persea Books Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Award, Slope Editions Poetry Prize, Anhinga Robert Dana Poetry Prize, Tupelo Press Dorset Prize, and the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project Award. Her chapbook, The Aliens, was a semi-finalist for Button Poetry's Chapbook Contest.
She'd love to hear from you.