Kristin Berger

Portland, OR

Author's Bio

Kristin Berger is the author of the poetry collection How Light Reaches Us (Aldrich Press, 2016), and a poetry chapbook, For the Willing (Finishing Line Press, 2008). In 2011, she co-edited VoiceCatcher 6: Portland/Vancouver Area Women Writers and Artists with Toni Partington. Kristin is the recipient of writer residencies at The H.J. Andrews Forest, Starkey Experimental Forest and Range, and Playa, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Oregon Book Award. Born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in the surrounding suburbs and Northern Michigan, she received her BA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

Publications and Prizes

How Light Reaches Us
(Aldrich Press, 2016)
Cup of Comfort for Mothers
(Adams Media, 2010)
, Drought Anthology
(Tiger's Eye Press, 2016)
, Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming
(Torrey House Press, 2013)
, Forest Under Story: Creative Inquiry in an Old Growth Forest
(University of Washington Press, 2016)
, The Great American Poetry Show
(The Muse Media, 2010)
, VoiceCatcher 1
(VoiceCatcher, 2006)
, VoiceCatcher 2
(VoiceCatcher, 2007)
, VoiceCatcher 3
(VoiceCatcher, 2008)
Alimentum, Calyx, Camas, Cirque, Conte, Elegant Thorn Review, Elohi Gadugi Journal, Her Circle E-Zine, Heron Tree, Hip Mama, Hot Metal Press, Literary Mama,, MiPOesias, Mom Writers Literary Magazine, Mothering Magazine, New Letters, Passages North, Pilgrimage, Poecology, Poppy Road Review, Rockhurst Review, Sea Stories, The American Poetry Journal, The Blue Hour, The Comstock Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Under the Sun, Untitled Country Review, Verseweavers, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Windfall A Journal of Poetry of Place, Written River, you are here: the journal of creative geography
For the Willing
(Finishing Line Press, 2008)
Prizes Won: 
Playa Writers Residency, Winter 2015 and Fall 2013. Starkey Research Forest Writers Residency, Summer 2013. The Spring Creek Project's Andrew Forest Writers Residency, Fall 2012. Second Prize, Oregon Poetry Association, Collaborative Poem with Scot Siegel, Fall 2012. Runner-Up, New Letters Reader's Choice Award in Poetry, 2009. First Prize, Oregon State Poetry Association, Spring 2005 & Fall 2009.

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Last updated: Mar 19, 2016