received her Bachelors of Arts in English at Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB). In 2009, she was awarded the Graham Atlantic Writing Prize for her collection of poetry, Voices. In 2011, Kristen was a participant in the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2012, she was selected as one of six poets internationally to participate in the Writing With Style program at the Banff Centre (Banff, AB).
In 2014, she completed a Master of Arts in Literatures of Modernity at Ryerson University (Toronto, ON).
In both her creative and academic writing, Kristen explores themes of absence, belonging, community, and music. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies at York University (Toronto, ON).
Kristen is also working toward her first full collection of poetry.
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