Born and raised in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Christopher graduated summa cum laude with a BA from the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University, did graduate work at the University of Kansas, and is currently completing an MFA in poetry at Indiana University where he taught intro and upper level courses in creative writing, composition, and literary publishing and editing. While in Bloomington, Christopher served as host of The Poets Weave at the NPR station WFIU, Associate Editor for Lyric Poetry Review, and an Associate Poetry Editor for Indiana Review. In 2010 and 2011, he taught classes in prose poetry and publishing at the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.
His poetry has been featured twice on Verse Daily and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His creative nonfiction has appeared in Airplane Reading and on the NANO Fiction blog, and his criticism in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Indiana Review.
Publications and Prizes
Arsenic Lobster, Arts & Letters, Barrelhouse, Beecher's, Burnside Review, Cellpoems, Coal City Review, Crate, Cream City Review, CutThroat, Everyday Genius, Faultline, Forklift, Ohio, Fourteen Hills, Gargoyle Magazine, Harpur Palate, I-70 Review, inch, Juked, Kill Author, Kugelmass: A Journal of Literary Humor, Los Angeles Review, NANO Fiction, NAP, NOÖ Journal , Painted Bride Quarterly, Pank, Paper Darts, Permafrost, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, Quarter After Eight, Red Lightbulbs, Redactions, Salamander, Southeast Review, Spillway, Subtropics, Superstition Review, Tar River Poetry, The Cincinnati Review, The Cortland Review, The Lumberyard, The Minnesota Review, The Nervous Breakdown, The Reprint, Third Coast, Toad The Journal, Used Furniture Review, Verse Daily, Yemassee
* Darrell Burton Fellowship in Creative Writing 2006-2007 at Indiana University
* 2006 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award in Poetry
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Listing last updated: April 10, 2013