KRISTINE ESSER SLENTZ is the author of woman, depose (FlowerSong Press 2021) and the forthcoming artist book, The Archives (Kintsugi Books). She is originally from northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing (poetry) in May 2020 from City College of New York (CCNY) where she is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor. KRISTINE is a Pushcart Prize nominee, finalist in the Glass Poetry Chapbook and F(r)iction’s Flash Fiction Contests, recipient of a CCNY English Department Teacher-Writer Award, and former Rifkind Fellow and Poets Afloat resident. Currently, she is the co-founder and organizer/host of the monthly artist series, Adverse Abstraction, in NYC’s East Village.