Here's some of Lindsey's background:
Lindsey Bartlett teaches Composition to first-year writing students at her alma mater, Emporia State University. When not grading papers, she is also a voracious reader and amateur photographer. Bartlett grew up on a dilapidated farmstead in west-central Kansas before moving to Emporia at 18 for college. She has lived in Emporia for almost half her life – it has been the better half.
Though she told her professor in an undergraduate introductory creative writing class that she hated poetry, her first book is just that, a collection of poetry and photos centered around the abandonment of her childhood home. It is also about childhood, rural life, and nostalgia for a time that cannot come again. Bartlett’s true writing love, however, is creative nonfiction. She has had two essays published in 105 Meadowlark Reader, a journal focusing on true Kansas stories. She was also honored to have an essay published in the inaugural anthology of writings inspired by renowned Emporia journalist William Allen White, Arterial Ink. Her poetry and photos have also appeared in Flint Hills Review, MidAmerican Fiction and Photography, and The Wyandotte Window.
Bartlett believes that through words and ideas we can change the world and is looking forward to sharing words and ideas with other members of KAC.
Welcome, Lindsey! It's great to have you with us.