Biography 

photo credit: Jonathan Mills-Anderson

Kristine Rae Anderson’s poetry has appeared in Literary Mama, Inlandia: A Literary Journal, Through Lines Magazine, About Place Journal, and Copperfield Review, among other publications. Her poem "Lost Gloves" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2023. 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 MFA in poetry from New England College and an MA in English/Creative Writing from San Diego State University. A former full-time college English professor, she also has facilitated writing workshops, served as a panelist presenting at conferences, including AWP and the Raymond Carver & Tess Gallagher Writing Festival. She 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 husband and their three-legged rescue dog in southern California.