Kierstin Bridger divides her time between Telluride and Ridgway Colorado. She was the 2011 Winner of the Mark Fischer poetry Prize and the Judge for the 2012 contest. 

Kierstin has performed her poetry at Twenty by Telluride, and Sparrows Festival in Salida, Colorado. She has been a featured writer and reader at Colorado events such as the Talking Gourds Poetry Series, P-3 (Performance, Poetry & Prose) and the Sheridan Opera House,  After Long Silence in Seattle, and The Stripped Launch in Philadelphia, PA.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at Pacific University in Oregon.