About

photo-on-10-22-16-at-3-40-pmHannah Kroonblawd is a poet, teacher, and perpetual (as it seems) graduate student.

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 student in the English Studies program at Illinois State University.


POETRY READINGHannah writes about family grief, ex- and re-patriation, and personal geographies. Her work can be found in a variety of literary journals.

Hannah is a college instructor, and she also works in literary publishing. As a PhD student, she has taught composition and creative writing courses, and was a 2018-2019 Sutherland Fellow in the Publications Unit at Illinois State. She currently serves as assistant poetry editor for SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review).


Other, less-literary info: Hot items on Hannah’s bucket list include 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:

  • Virgin, by Analicia Sotelo
  • Empty Set, by Verónica Gerber Bicecci
  • They and We Will Get into Trouble for This, by Anna Moschovakis
  • Virgil Wander, by Leif Enger

CV available upon request.

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