Autumn Konopka is a poet, activist, runner, and coffee lover. She teaches, parents, and tries to make the world a better place in and around Philadelphia. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Coal Hill Review, Main Street Rag, Apiary, Literary Mama, and Crab Orchard Review, among others. Her chapbook, a chain of paper dolls, was published by the Head & the Hand Press (2014, Philadelphia). In 2016, she was poet laureate of Montgomery County, Pa., selected by Pulitzer-prize winning poet Carl Dennis. Autumn has a BA in English from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in poetry from Antioch University. Currently, Autumn teaches writing courses in and around Philadelphia, curates a bi-monthly poetry series in the Philly suburbs, and serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference.
To read some recent (and not so recent) publications, check out Writing.
Autumn currently teaches first year writing, critical reading, and creative writing at Chestnut Hill College.
She has previously taught creative writing workshops at the Rosemont Writers’ Studio and in various community-based settings, in Philadelphia and Trenton, NJ.
This summer she will lead a poetry master class at the Bryn Athyn Writers’ Retreat.
Philadelphia Writers’ Conference (pwcwriters.org)
- Board President (2018-present)
- 2nd VP (date-date)
- Board member (date to date)
Montgomery County Poet Laureate, Emerita (2016)