Kristen Tracy

Kristen Tracy grew up in a small Mormon farming community in Idaho. Tracy earned an MA in American Literature from Brigham Young University, an MFA from Vermont College, and a PhD in English from Western Michigan University. Her poems have appeared in over two dozen literary journals.

Tracy won the 2017 Emily Dickinson First Book Award for her manuscript Half-Hazard, which was previously a finalist for the Yale Younger Poets Prize and a semi-finalist for the Walt Whitman Award.