Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Kristina England is the 2005 recipient of the David A. Kennedy Prize for Outstanding Poetry at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She earned a B.A. in English at Assumption College and a M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Ms. England has been writing poetry since she was 15. She believes you’re never too young (or too old) to start writing. Most recently, Ms. England began writing flash fiction. She writes one story a night on her iPhone and has published over 50 stories in less than 5 months. Her stories range from detective stories to everyday life, although she most enjoys writing absurd sci-fi stories that include 80-year-old robots with canes.
Her poems and stories have appeared in several online and print publications, including Gargoyle, Haggard and Halloo, Linguistic Erosion, The Story Shack, and Yellow Mama. Her story, “The Has-Been”, was shortlisted in the 2013 #SJIBFS Flash Fiction Competition co-sponsored by the British Fantasy Society.
Ms. England continues to reside in Worcester, a city she knows and loves well. In 2006, she co-founded the Poetry Happens Workshop for local poets. She’s been honored to critique fine poetry over the last ten years and, in turn, meet some wonderful friends.