Re’Lynn Hansen’s work in essay, prose poem and short story has appeared in numerous literary publications including Hawai’i Review, Prism, Rhino, New Madrid, Water~Stone, New South, Poem Memoir Story, and online at contrary. She is the recipient of the New South Prose Prize, and the Prism International Creative Nonfiction Prize. Her chapbook, 25 Sightings of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker, was published by Firewheel Editions. Her Novel, Take Me to the Underground, was nominated for a Lambda Literary award. Her book of nonfiction prose poems, To Some Women I Have Known, is forthcoming from White Pine Press.
Her work combining image and word has been featured in Calyx and Fifth Wednesday journals. She has edited a journal with emphasis on lyric essay and hybrid work, South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art. She is associate professor in the Nonfiction Program in the Creative Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago.
Re’Lynn lives with her partner, Doreen Bartoni, near Lake Michigan where four forest eco systems converge. This is where they write, shoot films, keep up with family and friends, mentor local youth, and drive down to the lake to watch the storm systems come in and sway the amazing trees.
Read Re’Lynn’s “Personal Bio.”