Kierstin Bridger is a Colorado writer. She is a winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, the 2015 ACC Writer's Studio Prize and was short-listed for the Manchester Prize in Poetry. She is editor of Ridgway Alley Poems, Co-Director of Open Bard Poetry Series, and contributing writer for Telluride Inside Out. Her poetry also appears in Thrush Poetry Journal, Contrary, The Hawaii Review, Pilgrimage, Tulane Review, Fugue, and several anthologies. She earned her MFA at Pacific University.