Christopher Locke

(603) 608-9737

Author's Bio

Christopher Locke was recently nominated for his third Pushcart Prize in poetry. Born in Laconia, NH in 1968, he received an MFA from Goddard College. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such magazines as Southwest Review; Poetry East; The Literary Review; Adbusters; 32 Poems; Alimentum; West Branch; The Sun; and Agenda, (London). Chris has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, New Hampshire Council on the Arts, and Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain). His first full length collection of poems, End of American Magic, is currently available from Salmon Poetry (Ireland). The books Waiting for Grace & Other Poems (poetry) and Can I Say (memoir) are both due in 2013.

Publications and Prizes

End of American Magic
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2010)
, How To Burn
(Adastra Press, 1995)
, Possessed
(Main Street Rag Press, 2005)
, Slipping Under Diamond Light
(Clam Down Press, 2001)
, Waiting For Grace & Other Poems
(Turning Point, 2013)
32 Poems, Adbusters, Agenda, Alimentum, ARC, Atlanta Review, Burning Bush, Chattahoochee Review, Comstock Review, Connecticut Review, Contemporary American Voices, Descant, Exquisite Corpse, flatmanCROOKED, Hawaii Pacific Review, Hubbub, Literary Review, MacGuffin, Memoir (and), Mudfish, Poetry East, Poetry Salzburg Review, Rattle, Sanctuary, Southeast Review, Southwest Review, Sport Literate, Stinging Fly, Sun Magazine, Tears in the Fence, A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, Texas Poetry Journal, THE SHOp, Tuesday; An Art Project, West Branch, Worcester Review, X-Connect
Prizes Won: 
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize (twice) Grant in Poetry: New Hampshire Council on the Arts Grant in Poetry: Massachusetts Cultural Council Poetry Residency: Fundacion Valparaiso

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins

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Exeter, NH
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Last updated: Jan 27, 2013