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Kristin Hurtig - Poetry

Kristin's poetry inspired our editor with the theme for Hallaren's first issue, "We Contain Multitudes." Each poem conveys a wide breadth of wisdom and experience that is much like the military woman--undefinable, worldly, and unique.

Kristin Hurtig served in the Illinois Army National Guard for 12 years. Deployed once. She enlisted when she was 32 right before September 11 2001. She has been writing all her life, a way of release and to share any inspiration with others. She has published a few poetry books. She is a chef, working on operating a food truck.