Christopher Citro

Author's Bio

Christopher Citro is the author of The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books). His awards include a 2018 Pushcart Prize for Poetry and first place in the 2015 Poetry Competition at Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. Recent and upcoming publications include poetry in Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, The Missouri Review, Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Best New Poets, Narrative, Blackbird, Alaska Quarterly Review, Pleiades, The Iowa Review blog, and elsewhere. His creative nonfiction has appeared in Boulevard, Quarterly West, Passages North, and Colorado Review. Christopher received his MFA from Indiana University and lives in Syracuse, NY.

Publications and Prizes

The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy
(Steel Toe Books, 2015)
Best New Poets 2014
(Samovar Press, 2015)
, Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio
(Ohio University Press / Swallow Press, 2015)
, Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland
(Ice Cube Press, 2015)
, The Pushcart Prize 2018
(Pushcart Press, 2018)
Boulevard, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Missouri Review, Narrative Magazine, Passages North, ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West
Prizes Won: 
* 2018 Pushcart Prize for Poetry * 2015 Poetry Writing Competition at Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art * 2006-2007 Darrell Burton Fellowship in Creative Writing at Indiana University * 2006 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award in Poetry

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Last updated: Feb 28, 2018