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poet and painter

Crista Siglin moved to Berlin in 2017 after having grown up (as much as she could manage) in the Midwestern United States. She was awarded a BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2015. Her work varies in medium — oscillating between painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, assemblage, and poetry. She explores the body and the mind’s relationship to environment, trauma, time, and phantasmagoria. She enjoys chasing ghosts, playing with other people’s food, and making her way slowly but surely through the Criterion Collection with her cat, Apollo.


She has shown her visual work at the Dodge Painting Gallery, Blue Djin Gallery, Vacant Farm, Green Lady Gallery, ArtsBar, Night Blooms Darkroom and Bookstore, H&R Block ArtSpace, and the LUMA Westbau museum in Zürich, Switzerland. Her poetry has been published in Sprung Formal, KCAI’s Compendium, Not Sorry Zine, Retrograde Craft, Likewise Magazine, A Spartan Anthology and Desolate Country: We the Poets, United, Against Trump. Siglin released her first book of poetry, Fleeting, Sacred with Spartan Press in 2015. 


Crista is currently a poetry editor for SAND Journal Berlin, and runs Poetry As__A Workshop. Her second book of poetry, Unpleasable Nature, was released in July of 2020 by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press


quiet the mind
quiet, my mind
forgets itself
forges self


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