Kierstin Bridger is a Colorado writer who divides her time between Ridgway and Telluride. She is author of two books: Demimonde (Lithic Press), which won the 2017 WILLA Award from Women Writing The West and her full collection, All Ember (Urban Farmhouse Press). She is a winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, a Fortnight Prize, an ACC Writer’s Studio award, and a 2017 silver Charter Oak Best Historical Award. Bridger was also short-listed for the Manchester Poetry Competition in the UK. She is editor of Ridgway Alley Poems and Co-Director of Open Bard Poetry Series. The Podcast, Poetry Voice with Kierstin Bridger and Uche Ogbuji is her latest endeavor. She earned her MFA at Pacific University. She is a writing instructor at both the Ah Haa School and Weehawken Creative Arts. Find Sound files and more here at the Requatorist.