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CHRISTINE HAMM has a PhD in American Poetics, and her dissertation focused on the intersection of Ecocriticism, Women' s Studies and Poetics in the works of Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop and Sylvia Plath. She also tutored at Marymount college from 2009 until 2012, and helped create English composition and literature courses and workshops for at-risk students in the graduate program at Rutgers. She has been teaching writing in various forms since 1987. She has worked with populations ranging from pre-GED to graduate level and is extremely flexible in her teaching approach. Moreover, as she has an MSW in Social Work as well as a PhD in English, she has also taught writing in the social sciences, and has many years administrative experience as a director of programs and as a social work supervisor. In her teaching career, she has helped students learn blog construction and digital writing. She uses Blackboard and Eportfolio in her classes, as well as intensive searches of online databases.
CHRISTINE is a former poetry editor for Ping*Pong. She won the MiPoesias First Annual Chapbook Competition with her manuscript, Children Having Trouble with Meat. Her poetry has been published in Orbis, Pebble Lake Review, Lodestar Quarterly, Poetry Midwest, Rattle, Rhino, Dark Sky, and many others. She has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize, and she teaches English at CUNY. Echo Park, her third book of poems, came out from Blazevox in the fall of 2011. As Christine was the third runner-up to the Erbacce International Poetry Prize, Erbacce published her chapbook, My Western, in 2012. The New Orleans Review is publishing Christine's latest chapbook, A is for Absence, in the summer of 2014. Christine was also a runner-up to the Poet Laureate of Queens.
CHRISTINE has been on the editorial board of several literary journals,including Vernacular, Wide Angle and Ping Pong
She teaches English at York College
and Pace University, and has taught poetry writing in NYC and New Jersey. She has edited many poetry anthologies, including We Taste Like Presents
and A Strange Kind of Food
. She has published three books, The Transparent Dinner, Saints & Cannibals,
and Echo Park
, and several chapbooks, including Children Having Trouble with Meat,
published by Mipoesias, The Animal Husband,
published by Dancing Girl Press, and The Salt Daughter
by Little Poem Press. Her latest chapbook, A is for Absence
, was published by the New Orleans Review in 2014.