Kristina Erny


1 Macklem Dr.
Wilmore, KY 40390

Author's Bio

Kristina Erny is a third culture poet who grew up in South Korea. Her poetry has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Yemassee, Bluestem, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona, and her work has been the recipient of the Tupelo Quarterly Inaugural Poetry Open Prize and the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award. Her manuscript Wax of What's Left was a finalist for Tupelo Press's Dorset Prize, Ahsahta Sawtooth Poetry award, and the Colorado Prize for Poetry. After many years of teaching internationally, she currently teaches creative writing at Asbury University and lives in Kentucky with her husband, sons, and daughter.  

Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 
  • Third Prize Winner, Bright Wings Poetry Contest, Makers and Mystics, 2019
  • Tupelo Quarterly Inaugural Poetry Award, judged by Ilya Kaminsky, poem published in TQ1, 2013 
  • Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award, poem published in The Los Angeles Review, 2011

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, Teachers, Teenagers
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Born in: 
Lexington , KY
Raised in: 
South Korea
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Last update: Sep 13, 2019