the longish version:

A writer and book artist working in both text and image,  Kristy Bowen creates a regular series of chapbook, zine, and artist book projects. Since 2005, she has blogged about writing, art, and other creative pursuits at dulcetly: notes on a bookish life. She is the author of eleven full-length collections of poetry/prose/hybrid work, including the recent SEX & VIOLENCE (Black Lawrence Press, 2020), and the self-issued ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MONSTERDARK COUNTRY and  FEED.

Based in Chicago,  she runs DANCING GIRL PRESS & STUDIO and spends much of her time writing, making papery things, and editing a chapbook series devoted to women authors.  She also writes arts, culture, & lifestyle content for various websites and publications.

Bowen’s creative work has appeared online and in print, including recent publications in  Midway Journal and Typehouse  Her hybrid visual/text pieces appear frequently in Tupelo Quarterly .  A poem, “house of strays,“  was included in the  American Academy of Poets’ Poem-A-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion (2015) Over the years, she has performed and exhibited her work in a number of spaces locally and nationally.  She studied English and Theatre Arts at Rockford College, as well as holds graduate degrees in Literature and Writing from DePaul University (MA) and Columbia College (MFA).

Originally from the wilds of northern Illinois, she lives on the far north side in a drafty old art deco building near the lake with a pack of mongrel cats and way too many books.