Abigail Carl-Klassen

Abigail Carl-Klassen grew up in the rural West Texas community of Seminole among Mennonite immigrants from Mexico. She has since made her home on the U.S.-Mexico border where she earned an MFA from the University of Texas at El Paso’s Bilingual Creative Writing Program.

Her poetry has appeared in Rhubarb, The Center for Mennonite Writing Journal, Rio Grande Review, 491, and BorderSenses. Her work will appear in the forthcoming anthologies, Desnudas en el desierto (Mouthfeel Press) and NewBorder: Contemporary Voices from the Texas/Mexico Border (Texas A&M University Press).

She lives in inner-city El Paso with her husband Jonathan and is currently completing her first collection of poetry, Pressing Seams, which is based on oral histories she collected from friends and family members about their experiences growing in up in Old Colony communities near Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua and her experiences working in education and social services in El Paso.

Services: Public readings,
Email: [email protected]