Kirsten Dierking

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Kirsten Dierking (born 1962) is an American poet from Minnesota.[1] Common topics in her poetry include the healing aspects of nature, and feminist themes, with particular emphasis on the aftermath and recovery from sexual assault. Some of her more well known works include I Might Have Dreamed This and Broken.


Dierking was awarded an SASE/Jerome grant. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Loft Literary Center. Her first book of poetry, One Red Eye, was published in 2001, and she is widely published in journals and anthologies.