“In the past year, I have started creating visual poetry and asemic writing. It has been a joy, and honestly I don’t think I can stop.”
Kristine Snodgrass is an artist, poet, professor, curator, and publisher living in Tallahassee, Florida.
As Co-director of Anhinga Press, an independent poetry publisher that has published 45 years of poets and writers, Kristine is responsible for running the press. Anhinga is a 501(c)3 non-profit and works in the local, state, and national poetry communities, Anhinga publishes at least four full-length poetry collections and several hand-made chapbooks per year. The Press prides itself on caring deeply for its writers and their work.
Kristine is Associate Professor of English and Modern Languages in the area of Creative Writing/Poetry at Florida A&M University, an HBCU founded in 1887, where she teaches poetry and composition to students she loves. Kristine is the founder of the campus literary journal, CaKe a journal of poetry & art; the journal offers a real life publishing opportunity for undergraduate students interested in publishing and creative writing. Students have published alongside writers like Amiri Baraka. She is the founder and curator of The FAMU Emerging Poets Series held on Florida A&M's campus. This is an annual reading series that features emerging voices in poetry from poets of color who might otherwise not visit campus.
Kristine Snodgrass has worked with poets Terese Svoboda and Maureen Seaton and sees them as her poetic goddesses and most important teachers. She also is mentored by Rick Campbell, former Director of Anhinga Press, who is instrumental to the cultivation of her service in the local and national poetry community, as well as her teaching and service in the academic sphere.
Kristine is the author most recently of, the chapbook, These Burning Fields (Hysterical Books 2019) as well as Out of the World (Hysterical Books 2016) and The War on Pants (JackLeg Press 2013). Her solo poetry has appeared in decomP, Versal, Big Bridge, and Otoliths among others and is forthcmong in South Florida Poetry Journal where her art will also appear. She is the author of the chapbooks, Put the Pie Away Quietly and Without Fervor (Cy Gist Press 2012) and Fledgling Starlet (Grey Book Press 2009). Kristine's collaborative work with Maureen Seaton can be found in Diode, Hayden's Ferry Review, Melusine and others. Her triads with Neil de la Flor and Maureen Seaton can be found in Guernica, DIAGRAM , and the book, Two Thieves & a Liar (JackLeg Press 2012) and a chapbook Facial Geometry (Neo Pepper Press 2006). She has also collaborated with Scott Sweeney on a chapbook of poems, Hot Body Contest (Grey Book Press), with artist Niki Nolin clouds passing (Cloud 9, an exhibit), and book artist Denise Bookwalter (Small Craft Advisory Press) & poet Jay Snodgrass on a letter press broadside, Carte Blanche in addition to an artist book, A Guide to Florida, from the same press. She loves collaborating and is always searching for new projects with artists and poets. You can find some of Kristine's writing about collaboration at TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism. Kristine is currently working with Jennifer Schomburg Kanke on a series of poems channeling Luella Knott.
And, finally, K enjoys spending time with her dear friend, poet, activist, and artist, Terri Carrion. You can experience their fire and brimstone on Facebook.
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