Christina M. Rau

Author's Bio

Christina M. Rau is the founder of the Long Island reading circuit Poets In Nassau. She teaches English at Nassau Community College where she also serves as Editor for The Nassau Review and is a former Coordinator of the Creative Writing Project. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at LIU Southampton, her MA in English and Creative Writing at Hofstra, and her BS in English at SUNY Oneonta. She has conducted poetry writing workshops through LIU Post's Hutton House Lectures and for small groups across New York. Find her reviews of poetry collections in Fjords Review and Gently Read Literature. Her own poetry has appeared on gallery walls in The Ekphrastic Poster Show, on car magnets for The Living Poetry Project, and most recently in the journals Amethyst Arsenic and Flapperhouse. She tweets on Twitter, pins on Pinterest, reposts on Tumblr, reviews on Goodreads, updates on Facebook, snaps on Snapchat, and does whatever one does on Instagram. In her non-writing life, she teaches yoga occasionally and line dances on other occasions.

Publications and Prizes

Contemporary American Voices, Exercise Bowler, Jerseyworks, Jones Av., Metazen, Redheaded Stepchild, Right Hand Pointing, River Poets Journal, Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society, Temenos Journal, Thick With Conviction, Verdad
For The Girls, I
(Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2014)
, WakeBreatheMove
(Finishing Line Press, 2015)
Prizes Won: 
Sabbatical, NCC, Spring 2016 SUNY FACT2 Award for Excellence in Teaching, May 2015 Goodreads Poetry Contest winner, July,2014 Best of the Net nominee, Sept 2014

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Jazz Moon by Joe Okonkwo
Doll Studies by Carol Guess
The Bone Folders by T. A. Noonan

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Last updated: Jul 09, 2016