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Christopher Soden

Author's Bio

Christopher Stephen Soden is a native Texan. Christopher received his MFA in Writing (Poetry) from Vermont College in January of 2005. He has taught classes and guest lectured on the subjects of craft, theory, genre, literature and publication. He is a writer, teacher, critic, lecturer and performer. He currently writes theatre critique for Examiner.com, PegasusNews.com, John Garcia's The Column and A + C DFW. He has written poetry, plays, performance pieces, literary, film and theatre critique. His honors include: publication of his collection : CLOSER by QueerMojo in June 2011, Full Fellowship for Lambda Literary Retreat: Emerging LGBT Voices August 2010. Distinguished Poets of Dallas, Poetry Society of America's Poetry in Motion Series, Founding Member, President and President Emeritus of The Dallas Poets Community. His work has appeared in : The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, Between, A Face to Meet the Faces, Resilience, The Q Review, Polari Journal, Reckless Writing, Assaracus, Poetic Voices Without Boundaries 2, Ganymede, Ganymede Poets : One, Gay City 2, The Café Review, The Texas Observer, Sentence, Borderlands, Off the Rocks, The James White Review, The New Writer, Velvet Mafia, Poetry Super Highway, Gertrude, Touch of Eros, Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians, Windy City Times, ArLiJo, Best Texas Writing 2, Espejo, The Chiron Review, Venue, Sojourn, The Great Lawn, Amoeba.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Between (Chelsea Station Editions, 2014), Closer (Rebel Satori Press, 2011)
Journals:
Assaracus
Prizes:
Wait-listed for residency at Yaddo : 2013. Nominated for Pushcart Prize : 2012 Full Fellow : Lambda Literary Emerging LGBT Voices : August 2010. Distinguished Poets of Dallas. Poetry Society of America's Poetry In Motion Series. President Emeritus : Dallas Poets Community.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Donkey Gospel, The Dream Songs, Fall Further, Ashes, Ariel.
Favorite Authors:
Phillip Levine, Dean Young, John Berryman, Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath.

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Listing last updated: June 23, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Dallas, TX
Raised in:
Dallas, TX

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