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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kristy Bowen  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry



Illinois Connection

Bowen was raised in Northern Illinois. She lives in Chicago and holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College and an MA in Literature from DePaul University.

Biographical and Professional Information

A writer and visual artist, Kristy Bowen is the author of several books, chapbooks, and zines, including the longer projects ''GIRL SHOW'', ''THE SHARED PROPERTIES OF WATER AND STARS'', ''IN THE BIRD MUSEUM'', and ''THE FEVER ALMANAC''. She lives in Chicago, where she runs DANCING GIRL PRESS & STUDIO, which creates a variety of open and limited edition books, art, and paper goods.

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