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Kristin Prevallet

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Kristin Prevallet
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Kristin Prevallet was born on December 17, 1966, in Denver, Colorado. She received her BA in English at the University of Colorado and her MA in humanities and poetics from the University of Buffalo in New York.

Prevallet is the author of five books of poetry: Everywhere Here and In Brooklyn (A Four Quartets) (Belladonna*, 2012); I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time (Essay Press, 2007); Shadow Evidence Intelligence (Factory School, 2007); Scratch Sides: Poetry Documentation and Image-text Projects (Skanky Possum, 2004); and Perturbation, My Sister (First Intensity Press, 1999).

She has taught at numerous universities, including Bard College, Naropa University, The New School, New York University, Pratt Institute, and St. John’s University, and is the recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, among others. She is currently a faculty associate for the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking, a writer-in-residence at Spalding University, and a clinical hypnotherapist. Prevallet lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Selected Bibliography

Everywhere Here and In Brooklyn (A Four Quartets) (Belladonna*, 2012)
I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time (Essay Press, 2007)
Shadow Evidence Intelligence (Factory School, 2007)
Scratch Sides: Poetry Documentation and Image-text Projects (Skanky Possum, 2004)
Perturbation, My Sister (First Intensity Press, 1999)

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I am writing this letter just to inform you that the tide is turning.
It is a fickle tide,
one that has the presence of mind
to alter its course.
You may remember how just a year ago
many believed you to be illegitimate
(you still are).
Those were the days when your
slips of the tongue
were circulated as comic