Kira Gresoski is an ecofeminist copywriter and poet. Her work explores the endless continuum of human/nature. Growing up in North County, St. Louis, Gresoski would spend her childhood summers exploring the waterways and creeks near her home, connecting with any green space she could find in a sprawling, working class suburbia. It wasn’t until she graduated from college and returned to St. Louis that she learned of the radioactive waste legacy in her hometown. Mobilized by this information, she began an MFA in poetry at Pacific University, writing poems that reflected the messy intersections of gender, class, race, and the history of US violence against the earth and its inhabitants. She self-published Bodies of Water & Women in 2020, hoping to make this conversation accessible to her community.
Her poems have been published in Windfall, On Sisterhood, and Missouri’s Best Emerging Poets. When she’s not writing poetry or spending time in her garden, she’s creating websites and marketing campaigns for creators, healers, leaders, and forces of nature. She’s developing her own framework to help unconventional entrepreneurs grow their bodies of work, without sacrificing the health of their bodies or the bodies of the earth. You can keep up with her at www.kiragresoski.com
Kira was a collaborator on the exhibition Bodies of Water and Women, on view at the Gallery at the Kranzberg from February 11th to April 9th, 2022.