About

Photo on 3-13-22 at 5.26 PM #4Hannah Kroonblawd is a poet and teacher living in central Illinois.

Born in and raised in the upper Midwest, Hannah attended Concordia University, Nebraska and received an undergraduate degree in middle level education. She taught middle school for two years in southern China, attended the MFA program at Oregon State University, and is currently a PhD candidate in the English Studies program at Illinois State University.


POETRY READINGHannah writes about familial grief, collective belief, and personal geographies. Her research interests include ecotheology and poetics in the anthropocene. Her work can be found in a variety of literary journals.

As a PhD candidate and adjunct professor, Hannah has taught composition, literature, and creative writing courses, and she was a 2018-2019 Sutherland Fellow in the Publications Unit at Illinois State. She is the assistant poetry editor for SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review).


Other, less-literary info:  Hannah’s bucket list includes visiting Denali National Park, learning to fly an airplane, and living in a craftsman bungalow. She likes to sail (small boats, like the Sunfish) and makes a mean crockpot lasagna (taking after her mother). Recently-read favorite books include:

  • Stay Safe, Emma Hine
  • Zorrie, Laird Hunt
  • Places I’ve Taken My Body, Molly McColly Brown
  • Made Holy: Essays, Emily Arnason Casey

CV available upon request.