EducationHannah Kroonblawd

Ph.D. Illinois State University
M.F.A. Oregon State University
B.S. Ed. Concordia University – Nebraska


• 2022-present: Director of Creative Writing and Assistant Professor of English, Malone University
• 2018-2022: Adjunct Faculty, Bellevue University
• 2016-2022: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Illinois State University
• 2021: Adjunct Faculty, Illinois Wesleyan University
• 2016-2017: Adjunct Faculty, Concordia University – Nebraska
• 2014-2016: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University

Recent Scholarly Work

• “Henrietta in the House Called Solitude” and “Harriet, Excavating the Sacred Cave” (poetry). Mid-American Review, Volume 41, 2022.
• The Leafcutters, the Minor Saints (chapbook). Press 254, 2021.
• “April to June, Clement Weather” (poetry). The Journal, Issue 44.3, 2021.
• “Occasional Anxieties: Rural Household” (fiction). Third Coast, Issue 49, 2021.
• “The Body, Highly Susceptible to Infection” (poetry). Puerto del Sol, Issue 55.1, 2020.
• “At the Psyche Mirror” (poetry). The Citron Review, 2020.
• “Harriet Paints the Churching of Women” (poetry). Dialogist, 2020.
• “Exceptional Grace, This Life I Contain” and “You Will Sit Down and Someone Will Wash Your Feet” (poetry). Midway Journal, Volume 14, Issue 1, 2020.
• “Leaving Leaf River,” The McNeese Review’s Boudin, 2020.
• “The Craft of the Unknown: Transnational Texts in the Creative Writing Classroom,” The Journal of Creative Writing Studies, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2020.

Recent Presentations

• “I Have Been Here in Another Lifetime”: The Pull of the Midwest in Ling Ma’s Severance. Modern Language Association, Toronto, Canada (online), January 2021.
• Myth-making in the Anthropocene: Speculative Literature of the Fukushima Daichii Nuclear Disaster. Modern Language Association, Toronto, Canada (online), January 2021. 
• When ‘I’ Is (Not) ‘Me’: The Duality of the Persona Poem and the Cognitive-Poetic Act, Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL, November 2019.


Originally from the upper Midwest, Hannah attended Concordia University, Nebraska and received an undergraduate degree in middle level education. She taught middle school for two years in southern China, then earned an MFA in creative writing at Oregon State University and a PhD in creative writing at Illinois State University. She was a 2018-2019 Sutherland Fellow in the Publications Unit at Illinois State and currently serves as the assistant poetry editor for SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review). Hannah writes about familial grief, collective belief, and personal geographies, and her research interests include ecotheology and poetics in the Anthropocene.