Kristine Esser Slentz is the author of woman, depose (FlowerSong Press). She is originally from northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area. Recently, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing (poetry) from City College of New York (CCNY) where she is currently an English Department adjunct. KRISTINE is a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, finalist in the 2020-2021 Glass Poetry Chapbook Contest, Spring 2020 Flash Fiction Contest finalist for F(r)iction, CCNY English Department 2019-2020 Teacher-Writer Award, 2020-2021 Rifkind Fellow, and recently completed the Poets Afloat residency.