Swedish-born Gunilla Theander Kester is an award-winning poet and author of If I Were More Like Myself (The Writer’s Den, 2015). Her two poetry chapbooks, Mysteries I-XXIII (2011) and Time of Sand and Teeth (2009), were published by Finishing Line Press. She was co-editor of The Empty Chair: Love and Loss in the Wake of Flight 3407 (2010), and The Still Empty Chair: More Writings Inspired by Flight 3407 (2011).
Dr. Kester has published numerous poems in Swedish anthologies and magazines, including Bonniers Litterära Magasin, Sweden’s most prestigious literary magazine. A Fulbright Scholar, she authored a study entitled Writing the Subject: Bildung and the African American Text (New York: Peter Lang, 1995, 2nd ed. 1997), and has published many articles in academic journals and anthologies.
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She lives in Buffalo, NY where she hosts the Buffalo Corner Reading Series as well as community writing groups. She teaches, studies, and performs classical guitar. She has poems recently published or forthcoming in After Happy Hour, Atlanta Review, Book of Matches, Cider Press Review, Concho River Review, Great Lakes Review, I-70 Review, Nixes Mate Review, Oberon Poetry, On the Seawall, Pendemics Journal, Pirene’s Fountain, Redactions, San Pedro River Review, Silk Road Review, Slipstream, South Florida Poetry Journal, Stone Poetry Quarterly, SWWIM, The American Journal of Poetry, The Citron Review, The MacGuffin, The Worchester Review and Trampoline.