"Thank you for your poetry and for writing during this time in our nation and world! I'm looking forward to reading Enough. "
"You said we could suggest a word for you to use in a poem. Here's my word: skeleton"
Kris Bigalk (pronounced BEE-yahk) is a writer and professor based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her second collection of poetry, Enough, was released in the fall of 2019 from NYQ Books; her first collection, Repeat the Flesh in Numbers, was released in 2012 from NYQ Books. Bigalk has published poetry in many literary magazines and anthologies, and also regularly publishes creative nonfiction and reviews. She has won two Minnesota State Arts Board Individual Artist grants in poetry. Kris founded and now directs the groundbreaking AFA in Creative Writing program at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. She was awarded a campus nomination for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching award for her work with that program. She now serves as the Midwest Council Chair and Secretary of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Board of Trustees and serves on the board of Rain Taxi Review of Books.
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