Hi!  I'm a young adult author and poet from Austin, Texas.  I grew up in Westbrook, Maine have a fancy diploma from Connecticut College that says “B.A. in Classics,” which makes me sound smart but has not helped me get any jobs in Ancient Rome. Once upon a time I worked for The New Yorker magazine, but I decided being a grown up just wasn’t for me. When I'm not watching reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, and Supernatural, I'm an assistant editor at Hunger Mountain and a contributing editor at Found Poetry Review. I'm the co-editor of the DEAR TEEN ME anthology (Zest Books, 2012). I hand-wrote my first "trunk book" at sixteen; it was about the band Hanson.

My poetry has been published worldwide in around two dozen literary journals from the UK indie-queen Fuselit, to Cordite in Australia to the US’ Post Road and the Cimarron Review to the sci fi mag Asimov’s Science Fiction. I'm currently working on a memoir-in-verse about my struggle with mental illness as a teen.

You can find some of my recent work the anthology COIN OPERA II, a collection of poems about video games from Sidekick Books and in FUTUREDAZE an anthology of YA SciFi from Underwords.
  • Westbrook, Maine
  • JoinedNovember 20, 2013



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EKristinAnderson EKristinAnderson Dec 05, 2013 05:23AM
I posted a little treat for all my new followers today.  But DearTeenMe launches on Wattpad on Friday and I think that's way more exciting. *squee*
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Stories by E. Kristin Anderson
Dear Teen Me: More Letters from Authors to their Teen Selves by EKristinAnderson
Dear Teen Me: More Letters from Authors to their Teen Selves Teen Fiction
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Selected Poems of E. Kristin Anderson by EKristinAnderson
Selected Poems of E. Kristin Anderson Poetry
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The Summer of Unravelling by EKristinAnderson
The Summer of Unravelling Teen Fiction
In 2001, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Later I was also diagnosed with panic disorder. This is the story that leads to these diagnoses, the ensuing fallout, and the relationships that both fell apart and...
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