Hannah Kroonblawd is a poet, teacher, and graduate student. Born in Illinois and raised in Wisconsin and Minnesota, she attended Concordia University Nebraska, graduating with a Middle Level Education degree in 2012. 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 grief, loss, ex- and re-patriation, and hope. Her work can be found in a variety of literary journals, including BOAAT, Yemassee, and Sycamore Review.
Hannah is passionate about both the process of writing and also the engagement of writing within the classroom. Her teaching experiences include grades 5-8 Language Arts and Social Studies, college-level English Composition and Poetry, 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). Her favorite building is the Pantheon in Rome, and the last best book she read was Falling Awake, an collection of poems by Alice Oswald.
CV available upon request.