Kris Ringman (she/they) is a deaf queer author, artist, and wanderer. They were born hearing with a late-deafened mother and gradually lost their own hearing by their early 20s. Kris spent two years living on sailboats in Block Island and Key West before the loss of their trimaran home.
Their multicultural, lyrical fiction, and poetry plays along the boundaries of magical realism, fantasy, and horror. Kris is also the author of two Lambda Literary finalist books: I Stole You: stories from the fae (Handtype Press, 2017) and Makara: a novel (Handtype Press, 2012), and the editor of Everyday Haiku: an anthology (Wandering Muse Press). They received their MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and both their fiction and poetry have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. When they’re not writing, painting wild animal portraits, or making rune sets, they can be found on the ocean or in the mountains. Sail Skin: Poems is their debut poetry collection.
We will have an ASL interpreter with us for Kristen’s Reading and the open mic and we highly encourage other members of the HOH community to come!