Kirsten Andersen is the author of the 2016 chapbook Family Court, published by Q. Ave. Press. A former Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University, Kirsten was also the 2014 Anthony Hecht Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Her poems have been published in The Believer, Tin House, The Literary Review, Notre Dame Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Canteen, and elsewhere. She is a National Poetry Series finalist and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Twice a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Kirsten earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from New York University, where she received a full fellowship. She lives in Wellfleet, MA with her husband, painter James Everett Stanley, and their two daughters.