Courtney Kersten is the author of Daughter in Retrograde a memoir forthcoming from the University of Wisconsin Press in 2018. Her essays can be seen or are forthcoming from River Teeth, Brevity, The Normal School, Hotel Amerika, DIAGRAM, The Sonora Review, Black Warrior Review, The Master’s Review, and elsewhere.
Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, an AWP Intro Award, and she was the 2016 Writer-In-Residence at the Great Basin Writer’s Residency in Baker, Nevada. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Idaho where she was awarded a Grace/Nixon Fellowship and the Writing in the Wild Fellowship. She has also been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Riga, Latvia, where she researched Baltic performing arts and literature.
She currently studies in the Creative/Critical Writing Doctoral Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she teaches Creative Writing and is at work on a biography about the late superstar astrologer of the 1970s: Linda Goodman.
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