Kristy Bowen lives in Chicago where she divides her time writing poems & essays, making books & art, and creating lifestyle & culture content for various websites and publications.

She is the author of the recent poetry collections COLLAPSOLOGIES, AUTOMAGIC, and ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MONSTER  as well as several other books, chapbooks, zines, and artist books. Bowen blogs about writing and art at DULCETLY:  NOTES ON A BOOKISH LIFE and runs DANCING GIRL PRESS & STUDIO. Her creative work often delves into horror, gothicism, and dark surrealism.

Bowen's writing has recently appeared in Dark WinterJet Fuel Review, and The Account. Her poem, "house of strays," appeared in the Academy of American Poets' Poem-A Day:365 Poems for Every Occasion anthology. She has read and exhibited her work at numerous festivals, writing conferences, galleries, bookstores, and other venues both in Chicago and afar, including the Field Museum, The Poetry Foundation, and several colleges and universities.

Bowen possesses graduate degrees in literature and creative writing from DePaul University and Columbia College. Raised in the wilds of northern Illinois, she currently lives, writes, and makes art in a beautifully drafty art deco building near the lake with her cats, too many books, and a vast collection of thrifted loveliness--only some of which is haunted.