Kristi Quillen, Poetry Intern


Kristi Quillen is an MFA in creative writing/poetry candidate at Oregon State University. She is interested in the interplay of visual art and the written word, which she explores through writing poetry in response to artwork and through letterpress and book art forms. Before moving to Corvallis, she was an editor at a sustainability magazine, a Peace Corps volunteer, a teacher trainer and mentor, and a high school literature teacher. She enjoys spending time in forests around Corvallis and is often inspired by trees, mosses, and lichen, which appear in her poems.

The Arts Center is excited to have Kristi as a writing intern for 2019, creating connections between the written word and visual art. Her poem, You Can, was created in conjunction with the Art of Being an Artist exhibit.