Ariana Kramer, poet

    Ariana Kramer writes poetry inspired by her appreciation for the natural world and the inner landscape. She has studied creative writing with Christine Hemp, Rick Hillis, Ann Coleman Stevenson, Lise Goett, Veronica Golos, and Cathy Strisik among others. In 2017, she was awarded an Aldo & Estella Leopold Writers Residency along with composer Andrea Clearfield. Together, they created “Transformed by Fire” a musical-poetic piece that explores Aldo Leopold's changing perception of wolves and the necessary role they play in our ecosystems.
    Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Box, Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, Unlost Journal, Tiny Seed Literary Journal and Riverfeet Press. Kramer holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Reed College and a master’s in Education with a focus on Leadership in Ecology, Culture and Learning from Portland State University.
    She is a freelance writer and curates National Poetry Month events for SOMOS (Society of the Muse of the Southwest).