Krista Lukas is the author of a poetry collection, Fans of My Unconscious (Black Rock Press 2013), a finalist for the 2009 May Swenson Award and the 2011 Pearl Poetry Prize. In her review in Rattle, Juneko J. Robinson wrote, “Lukas’s poems, clear-eyed, brutally honest, and heartbreaking as they are, are equally eloquent and playful.” Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2006, Garrison Keillor's Writer’s Almanac, Creative Writer’s Handbook, New Poets of the American West, and in literary journals including 5 AM and New Millennium Writings.
Lukas was born and raised in the Lake Tahoe area. She earned a BA in literature from the University of California, San Diego and completed her Teacher Education Program at Sierra Nevada College. After teaching school in Northern Nevada for 14 years, she resigned in order to earn her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside, where she was a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow and a Gluck Fellow. She lives in the Carson Valley, Nevada.