Christina M. Rau

Poet

Author's Bio

Christina M. Rau is the author of the sci-fi fem poetry collection, Liberating The Astronauts (Aqueduct Press, 2017), which won the SFPA 2018 Elgin Award, and the chapbooks WakeBreatheMove (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and For The Girls, I (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her poetry has also appeared on gallery walls in The Ekphrastic Poster Show, on car magnets for The Living Poetry Project, and in various literary journals both online and in print. She is the founder of the Long Island reading circuit, Poets In Nassau, and has read and run workshops for various community groups nationwide. She also writes for Book Riot about all things book-related. She teaches English and Creative Writing at Nassau Community College where she also serves as Editor-in-chief for The Nassau Review. In her non-writing life, when she’s not teaching yoga, she’s watching the Game Show Network.  http://www.christinamrau.com

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Tuesday Night Live: A Gathering of Curley's Poets (Turn of River Press, 2018)
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The Great Gatsby Anthology (Silver Birch Press, 2015)
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Till The Tide: An Anthology Of Mermaid Poetry (Sundress Publications, 2015)
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Something's Brewing (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014)
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Examination Anthology (Local Gems Press, 2010)
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Primal Sanities! A Tribute to Walt Whitman (Allbook Books, 2007)
Book:
Liberating The Astronauts (Aqueduct Press, 2017)
Chapbooks:
WakeBreatheMove (Finishing Line Press, 2015)
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For The Girls, I (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2014)
Journals:
3288 Review
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Amethyst Arsenic
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Apollo's Lyre
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Aquila Review
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Aunt Chloe
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Bathyspheric Review
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Beauty/Truth
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Chickenpinata
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Chronogram
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Compass Rose
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Comstock Review
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Contemporary American Voices
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Dark Sky Magazine
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Deep Cleveland Junkmail Oracle
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Defenestration
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Exercise Bowler
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FLAPPERHOUSE
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Fourth & Sycamore
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Good Liar
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Grasslimb: A Journal of Art and Literature
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greatest lakes review
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Hazmat Review
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Houston Literary Review
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Intersection
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Jerseyworks
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Jones Av.
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Linden Avenue Literary Journal
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Long Island Quarterly
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Meniscus
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Metazen
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Origami Condom
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pawpars
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Pocket Change
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Poetry Midwest
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Potomac Review
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PPA Literary Review
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Section 8 Magazine
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Shabdaguchha
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Soul Fountain
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South Jersey Underground
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Spilt Milk
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Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society
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The Subterranean Quarterly
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The Verse Marauder
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Thick With Conviction
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Wild Goose Poetry Review
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Zingara Poetry Review
Prizes won: 
  • SFPA Elgin Award 2018
  • 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

Favorite authors: 
Joan Didion, Tracy K. Smith, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Matthea Harvey, Rachel Wetzsteon, Lydia Davis, Willa Cather

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Teachers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
NY
New York
Raised in: 
NY
New York
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Last update: May 21, 2019