Kristin Prevallet is a poet, essayist, performer, educator, and hypnotherapist (info on her practice can be found at www.mindbodystudies.com). Here’s an interview with Dan Godston in the Examiner and with Cara Benson in the Best American Poetry Blog. Recordings are available on PennSound.
Kristin is the author of five books and nine chapbooks, including most recently her re-envision of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, Everywhere Here and in Brooklyn, published by the Belladonna Collaborative, designed by H.R. Hegnauer, and set to music by Colette Alexander.
Other books include I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time, an experimental elegy designed by poet Jeff Clarke and published by Essay Press in 2007; Shadow Evidence Intelligence, a book of conceptual confrontations with the form/content rift that occurred during the Bush II years, published by Factory School in 2008; Scratch Sides: Poetry, Documentation and Image-Text Projects, a book of form/content experiments written and designed in Quark and published by Skanky Possum in 1998. She is the editor of A Helen Adam Reader (National Poetry Foundation).
Recent poetic documents that blend conceptual and collaborative forms have appeared in VLAK: Poetics and the Arts; Rhythm of Structure: Mathematics, Art, and Poetic Reflections and the anthology I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women. A short story based on horror writer Robert Chambers’ The King In Yellow appears in the anthology A Season in Carcosa edited by Joseph Pulver.
An associate of Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking, she has taught poetry, poetics, and creative/critical writing at Naropa University and Pratt Institute. She has received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Mellon Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the PEN translation fund. Her essay “Blood on the Illusion” was a 2013 notable essay selected by the editors of The Best American Essay anthology, and is now available on kindle.