bridget kriner


Bridget Kriner, image by Adrianne Mathiowetz Photography
Image by Adrianne Mathiowetz Photography
Bridget Kriner is a community college professor in Cleveland Ohio where she teaches English and Women's & Gender Studies. Her work has appeared in Rattle (Poets Respond), Variant Literary, Shelia-Na-Gig, Thimble Literary Magazine and Split this Rock, where she won First Place in the Abortion Rights Poetry Contest in 2012. She participated in the Sewanee Writers' Conference as a Poetry Contributor in 2023 and will attend The Kenyon Review Residency in summer 2024. When she is not teaching, mothering her two daughters or writing poetry, she enjoys hate-watching romance reality television shows, daydreaming, and spending time with her community of family & friends She has worked as a barista, bartender, abortion clinic patient advocate, union organizer, and fair housing tester.


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  • The Kenyon Review Summer Residential Writers Workshop, 2024
  • 2024 Collaborating Fellow, The Poetry Lab
  • Sewanee Writers Conference, Poetry Contributor, 2023
  • Breadloaf Writers Conference, Poetry Participant, 1998

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