Kris Whorton is originally from Boulder, Colorado. She moved to the south late in 1997 and has lived in Chattanooga, TN since 2002. Whorton teaches creative and scientific writing and literature at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she also served as the assistant director of the Meacham Writers’ Workshop for 4 years.

Whorton has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Rainer Writing Workshop and teaches teens and adults in the community and the incarcerated at Hamilton and Bradley County Jails.

Whorton’s poems have appeared in The Greensboro Review #109, and Salmon Creek Journal. Her fiction has been published in Driftwood Press, Scarlet Leaf Review, and elsewhere; she was an editor and regular contributor to Roots Rated, and her creative nonfiction has been anthologized and featured in Get Out.

Whorton lives in the woods with her husband and two Australian shepherds.