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Christina Hutchins

Author's Bio

Christina Hutchins has worked as a biochemist and a Congregational (UCC) minister, and she holds degrees from University of California at Davis, Harvard University, and Graduate Theological Union. She currently teaches Masters' courses in poetry and philosophy (especially the work of Alfred North Whitehead and of Judith Butler) at Berkeley's Pacific School of Religion. Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States,has called Christina a "vivid and intellegent poet." She lives in Albany, CA, where she serves as the City's first Poet Laureate.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Stranger Dissolves (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2011)
Chapbooks:
Radiantly We Inhabit the Air (Seven Kitchens Press, 2011), Collecting Light (Acacia Books, 1999)
Anthologies:
What I Want from You: Voices of Eastbay Lesbian Poets (Raw Art Press, 2006), The Anthology of Monterey Bay Poets (Chatoyant, 2005), Crazy Woman Creek: Women Rewrite the American West (Houghton Mifflin, 2004), Woman Prayers (Harper, 2003), God, Literature and Process Thought (Ashgate, 2002), Stories From Where We Live: The Pacific Coast (Milkweed Editions, 2001)
Journals:
, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Alligator Juniper, American Tanka, Americas Review, Antioch Review, Bay Windows, Beloit Poetry Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review, Calyx, Chiron Review, Comstock Review, Cream City Review, Denver Quarterly, Fireweed, Frontiers, Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Iris, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Margin, Missouri Review, Nimrod, North American Review, Paterson Literary Review, Petroglyph, Portland Review, Prairie Schooner, Roanoke Review, Sacred Journey, Salmagundi, Southern Indiana Review, Southern Poetry Review, Southern Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Squaw Review, Sycamore Review, Talking River Review, Tampa Review, The New Republic, Thema, Witness, Women's Review of Books
Prizes:
Christina Hutchins has won The Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize (2010), The National Poetry Review's Finch Prize (2010), Seven Kitchens Press' Robin Becker Prize (2010), and the Villa Montalvo Biennial Poetry Prize. The recipient of two Barbara Deming Awards, her second full length collection was selected for Special Mention by Jane Hirshfield for Tupelo Press' 2010 Dorset Prize and has been a finalist for the New Issues Poetry Prize, Fordham's Poetry Out Loud, Utah's May Swenson Award, Texas Tech's McDonald Prize, the Colorado Prize, and the National Poetry Series.

Christina Hutchins Resume

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Listing last updated: January 5, 2011

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