Kristin Barendsen

Kristin Barendsen is a Santa Fe–based writer whose work has appeared in The Sun, American Poet, Atticus Review, Nailed, Gravel, and many other venues. Her awards include the Academy of American Poets Prize and two Southwest Writers awards. She is co-author of Photography: New Mexico and a former contributing editor of Yoga Journal. She studied creative writing at Stanford with Grace Paley and Denise Levertov, and she’s a member of Lidia Yuknavitch’s Corporeal Writing community. For a selection of her published work, see

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