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Kristen E. Nelson
Founder/ Executive Director

Kristen was born and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York 20 minutes north of Manhattan. She earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Marine Science/Biology from the University of Tampa in 2000. Kristen worked for The Village Voice in NYC, The Weekly Planet in Tampa, and for two years as a full-time staff reporter for the Rivertowns Enterprise in Hastings, New York. She was also a freelance reporter for other newspapers and magazines for four years until relocating to Tucson in April 2003. In July 2003 Kristen co-founded Casa Libre. She worked as an editor of the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth at The University of Arizona from 2003–2009. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College. Kristen writes hybrid prose and poetry. She is an editor for Taurpaulin Sky Press and Trickhouse. She has recently published work in Drunken Boat, The Volta, Jupiter 88, Taurpaulin Sky, Trickhouse, Denver Quarterly, among others.


Board of Directors

Hannah Ensor (President)

Sara Wolfe Vaughn (Vice President)

Jenna Orzel (Treasurer)

Jill Brammer

Laura Maher

Taylor Miller

Tom Moore









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