Colleen Abel is a Chicago-area native. Her debut collection of poems, Remake, won the 2015 Editors Prize from Unicorn Press and was published in 2017. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Housewifery (dancing girl press, 2013) and Deviants, which won Sundress Publications' 2016 Chapbook Prize. A former Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at UW-Madison's Institute for Creative Writing, as well as a recent Tulsa Artist Fellow (2017-2018), Abel has also held fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, KHN Center for the Arts, and Wassard Elea in southern Italy.
Intermediate Poetry, Advanced Poetry, Advanced Creative Nonfiction, Literary Publishing
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
MA, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
MFA, Program for Writers, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
BA, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
Remake. Unicorn Press. 2017.
Deviants. Sundress Publications. 2016.
Housewifery. dancing girl press. 2013.