Brianna Flavin | University of Northwestern, St. Paul
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Brianna Flavin

Assistant Professor

M.F.A. in Poetry, University of Virginia
B.A. in English, Northwestern College

Contact Information

Nazareth Hall, N3147
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113


Brianna Flavin has been teaching courses in English writing and literature since 2014 and mentors incarcerated poets through the Minnesota Prison Writer’s Workshop. She believes the way we use words impacts not only communication and expression, but also self-discovery, empathy and spiritual health.

She has been awarded a Loft Mentor Series Fellowship in Poetry and has collaborated with both poets and prose writers in the Twin Cities. Her poetry explores themes of matriarchal lineage, fairytales, spiders, the landscapes of Minnesota and Ontario, parenthood and gardening. She is working on a collection of poetry themed around the archetype of the Crone.

Specialty Areas

Poetry Writing
Contemporary Poetry Literature
Content Writing and Strategy
Editing and Proofreading
Local Poets & Literary Organizations

Other Areas of Interest

Creative Non-Fiction
Ecological Writing
Fairytales and Folklore
Professional Writing

Recent Selected Publication History

"The 30th Night Indoors," The Midwest Review, 2019
"Mother & Crone" and "Incantation," TIMBER Literary Journal, 2019
"Form," Biola University, The Advent Project, 2018
"Emily After Dark," And/Both Magazine: The Place Issue, 2018
"Gretel and the Snow” and "Dornroschen,” Barrelhouse Review, 2017
"Boreal (cello)", "Boreal (tick)" and "Rusalka," Waxwing Literary Journal, 2017
"Piano Night at the Saint Paul Hotel," The Nashville Review, 2016

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