Anita Olivia Koester

Anita Olivia Koester is a poet, writer, educator, and author of four chapbooks. She holds an MFA from the University of Virginia. Her poems have won the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award and So to Speak’s Annual Poetry Contest, amongst others. Her poetry has been published in Pleiades, Mid-American Review, The Journal, Florida Review, The Pinch, Muzzle Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the founder the book reviewing blog Fork & Page. Her full-length manuscript was a finalist for the Alice James Book Award. Her website is-