Hannah Kroonblawd is a poet and teacher living in northeastern Ohio, where she serves as the Director of Creative Writing at Malone University.

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, and then earned an MFA at Oregon State University and a PhD in English Studies at Illinois State University.


Hannah 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.

Hannah was a 2018-2019 Sutherland Fellow in the Publications Unit at Illinois State. She was assistant poetry editor for SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) from 2019-2022.

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:

  • The Life, Carrie Fountain
  • Wolf Lamb Bomb, Aviya Kushner
  • Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment, Benjamin Storey and Jenna Silbur Storey
  • How Not to Be Afraid of Everything, Jane Wong

CV available upon request.