Christina Lovin


Lancaster, KY
Kentucky US

Author's Bio

Christina Lovin's prose and poetry has appeared in over one hundred literary journals and anthologies in the U.S., as well as abroad. She has published six volumes of poetry (God of Sparrows, Echo, A Stirring in the Dark, Flesh, Little Fires, and What We Burned for Warmth). Lovin is the recipient of numerous poetry awards, writing residencies, fellowships, and grants, most notably the AWP Kurt Brown Scholarship, the Al Smith Fellowship from Kentucky Arts Council, Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grants, and an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant. A native Illinoisan, Lovin currently teaches writing full-time in Central Kentucky, where she is accessory faculty in the Bluegrass Writers Studio, the MFA program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Publications & Prizes

Coal: An Anthology (Blair Mountain Press, 2006)
In the Eye (Thunder Rain Press, 2006)
God of Sparrows (Blue Lyra Press, 2020)
ECHO: Poems (Bottom Dog Press, 2014)
Flesh (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Little Fires (Finishing Line Press, 2008)
What We Burned for Warmth (Finishing Line Press, 2006)
A Stirring In The Dark (Old Seventy Creek Press, )
Bark Magazine
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Mid-American Poetry Review
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Off the Coast
Prizes won: 

2008 AWP Kurt Brown Scholarship, 2009 Ethnographic Poetry Competition ("Myth Information"), 2008 Portia Steel Award ("Pound"), 2008 Women Who Write Poetry Award ("Pound"), Best of the Best Triplopia ("Coal Country"), 2006 Grand Prize Dancing Galliard Sonnet Contest Prism Quarterly,  2007 Poesia Oliver W. Browning Poetry Award ("Coal Country"), 2006 Passager Poet of the Year Award, 2005 Betty Gabehard Poetry Prize ("Coal Country"). 


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Galesburg, IL
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Last update: Dec 12, 2020