Christine Stoddard

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet

Author's Bio

Christine Stoddard is an interdisciplinary creator whose literary and visual art explores folklore, homeland, and issues of social justice through collage processes. She often plays with language as a means of understanding her mixed Scottish and Salvadoran heritage and her place as a Southerner raised in the South by non-Southern parents. Identifying first and foremost as a storyteller, Christine works both individually and in community art contexts. Her collaborative work is perhaps best exemplified by her role as founder of Quail Bell Magazine and Quail Bell Press & Productions. In addition to her publications, she has exhibited or performed her work at the New York Transit Museum, the New York City Poetry Festival, the Queens Museum, Ground Zero Hurricane Museum, Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Pratt Institute's Steuben Gallery, and beyond. Currently Christine is pursuing her M.F.A. in Digital & Interdisciplinary Art at The City College of New York (CUNY) and studying poetic glassmaking processes on scholarship at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Books:
Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia (History Press, 2016)
,
The Nest: An Anthology of The Unreal (Brandylane, 2016)
,
Airborne: An Anthology of The Real (Brandylane, 2014)

Poetry

Books:
Water for the Cactus Woman (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018)
,
Lavinia Moves to New York (Underground Voices, 2017)
,
Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers (Candlewick Press, 2008)
Chapbooks:
Chica/Mujer (Moria Books, 2017)
,
Jaguar in the Cotton Field (Another New Calligraphy, 2017)
,
Ova (Dancing Girl Press, 2017)
Prizes won: 

Folio: Magazine's "Top 20 In Their 20s" Media Visionaries; Support Creativity Graduate Scholarship Award; The City College of New York Blance Mason Starkweather Award; The City College of New York Nyman Family Award; Poetry Society of Virginia Student Award; International Cinematographer's Guild Scholarship; USA Today's "Free Spirit in Journalism" Award; Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program; The Washington Post Writing Seminars; Teen Ink Magazine Poem of the Month; Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association; VCUarts Undergraduate Research Grant

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American, Feminist, Hispanic, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Arlington, VA
Virginia
Raised in: 
VA
Virginia
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Last update: Sep 14, 2018