Hannah Kroonblawd is a poet, teacher, and perpetual (as it seems) graduate student.
Born in Illinois and raised in Wisconsin and Minnesota, she attended Concordia University Nebraska for her undergraduate degree in middle level education. She taught middle school for two years in Shenzhen, China, attended the MFA program at Oregon State University, and is currently a PhD student in the English Studies program at Illinois State University.
Hannah’s poems traverse landscapes of family grief, ex- and re-patriation, and how the body moves through the world. Her work can be found in a variety of literary journals.
Hannah is passionate about the process of writing and the engagement of writing within the classroom. Her teaching experiences include grades 5-8 Language Arts and Social Studies, college-level English Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing, and graduate ELL Composition courses.
Other, less-literary info: Hot items on Hannah’s bucket list include visiting Denali National Park, learning how 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:
- Virgin, by Analicia Sotelo
- Empty Set, by Verónica Gerber Bicecci
- Cove, by Cynan Jones
- With the River on Our Face, by Emmy Pérez
CV available upon request.