Biography

photo credit: Jonathan Mills-Anderson

Kristine Rae Anderson’s poetry has appeared in American Writers Review, About Place Journal, and Copperfield Review, among other publications. She has received Tomales Bay and Fishtrap fellowships as well as first place award in the Mary C. Mohr Poetry Contest (Southern Indiana Review). Her first collection of poetry, the chapbook Field of Everlasting, was published by Main Street Rag in 2022.

As a journalist, Kristine won awards from the San Diego Press Club (arts story) and the Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Chapter (criticism). Kristine holds an MA in English from San Diego State University and an MFA in poetry from New England College. A former full-time college English professor, she also has facilitated writing workshops and currently volunteers as a literacy tutor for children and adults.

Kristine grew up in California’s Santa Clara Valley when it was transitioning from orchards to tract homes, before it emerged as Silicon Valley. She now lives with her family and their three-legged rescue dog in southern California.