Kris Bigalk is the author of the poetry collection Repeat the Flesh in Numbers(NYQ Books 2012). Her poetry has appeared in the anthologies Poetry City, USA Volume 2 and Open to Interpretation: Water's Edge, and many magazines, including Silk Road, The Water~Stone Review, the cream city review, Pif, and The Foundling Review. She is the past President of the Two-Year College Caucus of AWP. Kris Bigalk directs the creative writing programs at Normandale Community College. She has been the keynote speaker for several conferences and groups, on the topics of writing poetry, creative writing pedagogy, and designing effective writing programs.
Publications and Prizes
Bare Root Review, Caveat Lector, Cream City Review, Dust & Fire, Forge, Iron Horse Literary Review, Loonfeather, Main Channel Voices, Mankato Poetry Review, Marginalia, Minnetonka Review, Modern English Tanka, New York Quarterly, Pank, Rag Mag, Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal, Water~Stone Review
2012 Minnesota State Arts Board Individual Artist Grant in Poetry
2012 Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level
2010 Minnesota State Arts Board Individual Artist Grant in Poetry
Phi Theta Kappa Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008 - 2012)