Autumn Konopka is a writer, runner, trauma-informed teacher, 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). She blogs regularly for the Mad Poets Society. 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, and she is working on her first novel, which will be published in 2023 by New Degree Press.
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.
Philadelphia Writers’ Conference (pwcwriters.org)
- Board President (2018 to 2021)
- 2nd VP (2014 to 2017)
- Board member (2013 to 2021)
Montgomery County Poet Laureate, Emerita (2016)