Professional Bio

Adrianne Kalfopoulou has published three poetry collections, most recently A History of Too Much (Red Hen Press) and scholarly work on Sylvia Plath in Women’s Studies and Plath Profiles. Her essay collection Ruin, Essays in Exilic Living (2014) deals with moments that explore, in Rachel Hadas’ words, “not only cities but states of mind and soul in a pulsing, fraying time.” She is the recipient of a Room Magazine’s prize in nonfiction and a “Notable Essay of the Year” in Best American Essays. She is currently at work on a project that explores notions of refuge and hospitality, parts of which have been in published in The Common, Superstition Review, and Inverted Syntax.