Kristin M. Distel holds a Ph.D. in English literature from Ohio University. Her dissertation examined the role that shame plays in the development of eighteenth-century novels and their female characters.
Kristin has presented papers at The University of Oxford, The University of Manchester, the Sorbonne, the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, and many other venues. Her poems have been published in Coldnoon, The Minetta Review, Flyover Country Review, The Broken Plate, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and elsewhere. She has recently published scholarly articles on Toni Morrison, Larry Levis, Natasha Trethewey, Phillis Wheatley, and Mather Byles. Her co-edited volume, a reissue of Sherwood Anderson’s The Triumph of the Egg, was published by Hastings College Press in 2019.
Kristin also holds a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Ashland University. She wrote her poetry manuscript, The Sound of Stone, under the direction of Kingsley Tufts winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Angie Estes. Kristin also holds a Master of Arts in English from The University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ashland University.
Kristin is originally from Clyde, Ohio and currently lives in Athens, Ohio. She enjoys baking, writing, caring for stray animals, and spending time with her siblings. Kristin adores traveling internationally, particularly to Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. She especially loves wandering around London and mumbling lines from Great Expectations under her breath.
Kristin can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via LinkedIn.