is a painter turned writer. All her work, visual or prose, contains references to the wild and the domesticated world. She combines the uncanny with the familiar to depict the mystical undercurrents of embodied lives. She uses psychedelic undertones, references to the Buddhist Bardo, conscious cannabis, and shamanic plant ceremonies to convey supernatural elements and depict otherworldly sojourns.
is a writer whose poetry has appeared in Salamander, Superstition Review, Houseguest, Yes, Poetry, On the Seawall, and elsewhere. She holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Suffolk University and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of New Hampshire. She has worked for art nonprofits, in higher education, and has taught creative writing, English, and social studies at high schools and universities. She is the co-host and creator of the Life Backstage podcast for The Music Hall, an arts and cultural organization. Originally from New Hampshire, Kristen has lived in Madrid, Spain, Prague, Czech Republic, and currently resides in San Francisco, California.
is a Prague and Oslo-based artist working mainly with textile, sound, and moving images. Her work addresses cultural traditions and rituals related to nature (connected with sound and fire) as a part of coming back to the conversation with local nature. With a background in forest and tree study, she considers nature patterns a big part of her inspiration.