Kristen L. Ringman is a deaf writer from Rhode Island. Her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have been published in Deaf American Poetry: An Anthology, The Poet’s Place: A Collection of Works, eyes of desire 2: a deaf glbt reader, and Pitkin Review. She graduated from Goddard College with an MFA in Creative Writing in 2008. In addition to creative writing classes, Kristen teaches kids yoga, runs ultra-marathons nearly barefoot, and has painted murals in many of the countries she had lived, such as, India, Ireland, Kenya, and the US. She is currently working on a memoir of her time helping stray dogs in India and traveling as a deaf woman titled, Swallowing Red: a memoir of dogs, Deafness, and India. Kristen has been living aboard her trimaran sailboat with her husband and hearing dog, Willow, in various places from Block Island to Key West to NYC. Kenny Fries Fellow; Mind Stretch Contributor.