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Kristin Prevallet is known for writing and performance projects that synthesize formal experiments, lyric musicality, archival recovery, embedded meditations, and trance poetics. Prevallet is the author of six books of poetry, including Everywhere Here and in Brooklyn (A Four Quartets) (Belladonna Collaborative, Shadow Evidence Intelligence (Factory School), and her critically acclaimed collection I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time (Essay Press). She has edited or coedited several volumes, including A Helen Adam Reader (National Poetry Foundation) on the poet Helen Adam, the literary journal apex of the M, a special issue on Trance Poetics for The Drunken Boat, and, with Tonya Foster, Third Mind: Creative Writing Through Visual Art (Teachers & Writers Collaborative). Prevallet is also the author of the craft and theory text Trance Poetics (Wide Reality Books).

Informed by ecosomatic linguistics, formalism, confessionalism, and documentary poetics, her essays, interviews, and poems appear in a variety of publications, including the Chicago Review, The Boston Review, The New Republic, The American Poetry Review, the Brooklyn Rail, and Guernica. In 2010, Prevallet began to work as a practitioner of the healing language art of hypnotherapy and synthesized her poetic craft into the curriculum and coaching modality “Trance Poetics."


Born in 1966 in Denver, Colorado, Prevallet earned degrees at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Buffalo. In 2022, she was awarded a PhD by publication from the University of Glouchestershire, UK. She currently teaches incarcerated individuals through Bard College's Prison Initiative, leads workshops and retreats, and works with private clients. 

Kristin (K) Prevallet (MA, PhD)’s scholarship has been widely published in a variety of literary and academic venues including:

Other Influences: Essays on Feminist Avant-garde Poetic Lineages edited by Marcella Durand and Jennifer Firestone (MIT press).

The Body In Language edited by Edwin Torres (Counterpath Press).

We Drown Our Book: Conceptual Writing By Women edited by Laynie Brown et al (University of Iowa Press).

A Helen Adam Reader (National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine Press)

Third Mind: Creative Writing Through Visual Art, a collection of works about teaching into the space between image and language edited by Kristin Prevallet and Tonya Foster (Teachers & Writer’s Collaborative).

“The Worm Queen Emerges: Helen Adam and the Forgotten Ballad Tradition” in Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation, edited by Ronna Johnson and Nancy Grace. Rutgers University Press.

“One Among Rubble: George Oppen and World War II.” Thinking Poetics: Essays on George Oppen. Edited by Steve Shoemaker. University of Alabama Press.


She has received residencies, awards, and honors from:

New York Foundation for the Arts, PEN America, Naropa University, The Millay Colony, Spalding University, and the Centre International de Poésie, Marseille. 


She has taught workshops and led retreats for art spaces and institutions including: The New School, Bard College, Naropa University, The Guggenheim Museum, Poet's House, The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, Intermedia Lab|Station Hill Press, and the Belladonna Collaborative.


Recent publications include essays, interviews, and thought experiments in:

Guernica, American Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, LIT, Jacket2, Forecast: Analogue Predictions.

Selected Books


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