2017 Dartmouth Poet in Residence, Christina Hutchins, will give a reading of her poetry and discuss her experiences at the Frost Place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Christina Hutchins’s second full–length poetry collection, Tender the Maker, won the 2015 May Swenson Award. She is also the author of The Stranger Dissolves (2011), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Audre Lorde Prize, and two chapbooks, Radiantly We Inhabit the Air (Robin Becker Prize, 2011) and Collecting Light (1999). Her poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, Salmagundi Magazine, The Southern Review, and The Women’s Review of Books. She has published essays on philosophies of creativity, which have appeared in volumes by Ashgate, Columbia UP, and SUNY. Formerly a biochemist and Congregational minister, she holds degrees from University of California at Davis, Harvard University, and Graduate Theological Union. She has long taught graduate students philosophy, theological imagination, and poetry in Berkeley and now offers private poetry instruction. Her literary awards include The Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, National Poetry Review’s Annie Finch Prize, two Barbara Deming/Money for Women Awards, the James D. Phelan Award, and fellowships to Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts in Saratoga, CA, and to Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia. She lives in Albany, CA, where she served as the first Poet Laureate.
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