Kristine Snodgrass is an artist, poet, professor, editor, cultural advocate, and publisher living in Tallahassee, Florida. Her written and visual works have appeared world-wide. She has collaborated with dozens of artists, writers, and musicians.
As Co-director of Anhinga Press, an independent poetry publisher that has published 45 years of poets and writers, Kristine is responsible for driving the vision and scope of the organization. Anhinga is a 501(c)3 non-profit and works in the local, state, and national poetry communities, Anhinga publishes at least four full-length poetry collections and several hand-made chapbooks per year. Anhinga Press is proudly women-run.
Kristine is Associate Professor of English and Modern Languages in the area of Creative Writing/Poetry at Florida A&M University, an HBCU founded in 1887 where she teaches poetry and composition to students she loves. She founded the campus literary journal, Cake, a journal of art & poetry. The journal publishes work by students alongside more seasoned writers. Contributors have included Amiri Baraka. Kristine also founded and curates an annual reading series, The FAMU Visiting Poets Series bringing in poets from around the country for a reading and craft talk. Her work as a professor at FAMU has been a highlight of her career.
The proud founder and curator of Women Asemic Artists & Visual Poets (WAAVe), Kristine searches to create an online space for women in the asemic and vispo communities to share work, offer support, and network. The project aims to showcase women more in asemic and vispo galleries, exhibits, and publications. Kristine is Managing Editor and Editor of the WAAVe Global Gallery (Hysterical Books, 2021) an anthology of women asemic writers and visual poets. She hopes to build Volume Two of the anthology in the future.
Kristine is the author most recently of Rank from JackLeg Press (2021) American Apparell from AlienBuddha Press, Rather, from Contagion Press (2020) and the chapbook, These Burning Fields (Hysterical Books 2019) as well as Out of the World (Hysterical Books 2016) and The War on Pants (JackLeg Press 2013) which will be re-issued in the fall of 2021. Her solo poetry has appeared in decomP, Versal, Big Bridge, 5_Trope, Shampoo, 2 River View, Otoliths and South Florida Poetry Journal among others. She is the author of the chapbooks, Put the Pie Away Quietly and Without Fervor (Cy Gist Press 2012) and Fledgling Starlet (Grey Book Press 2009). Kristine's collaborative work with Maureen Seaton can be found in Diode, Hayden's Ferry Review, Melusine, Artifice, LIT, and others. Her triads with Neil de la Flor and Maureen Seaton can be found in Guernica, DIAGRAM , and the book, Two Thieves & a Liar (JackLeg Press 2012) and a chapbook Facial Geometry (Neo Pepper Press 2006). She has also collaborated with Scott Sweeney on a chapbook of poems, Hot Body Contest (Grey Book Press), with artist Niki Nolin clouds passing (Cloud 9, an exhibit), and book artist Denise Bookwalter (Small Craft Advisory Press) & poet Jay Snodgrass on a letter press broadside, Carte Blanche in addition to an artist book, A Guide to Florida, from the same press. Kristine’s asemic and vispo work has been published in Utsanga (Italy), Slow Forward, South Florida Poetry Journal, Voices de la Luna, Brave New Word, and Talking About Strawberries, and forthing coming in Street Cake. She is the art editor for SoFloPoJo. Snodgrass has collaborated with many artists and poets and is always searching for new collaboration projects. You can find some of Kristine's writing about collaboration at TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism. She is especially proud of her chapbook, zero-zero, poems in collaboration with Maureen Seaton. New projects include: Gradients, a solo collection of digital work and asemic body art to be published by Asemic Front 2; collaborations with visual artist and poet, Karla Van Vliet; and glitch and vid collaborations with jazz musician Brian Hall to be publshed by Hysterical Books. Her book, War on Pants, has been re-issued from JackLeg Press with a new title: Robot, Girl.
Snodgrass holds an MFA in poetry from University of Miami where she was a James Michener Fellow.