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Anhinga Press, 2016.  Winner, 2014 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Interview  with The Normal School

Two minute video of 2 poems from the book

Anthologies

Then Again: Vintage Photography Reimagined by One Artist and Thirty-One Writers, 2019.

All We Can Hold: a Collection of Poetry on Motherhood. Sage Hill Press, 2016. 

Let in the Stars: New Poetry for Children. Manchester Metropolitan University, 2014.

Connections: New York City Bridges in Poetry. P & Q Press, 2012.

Honors

Recipient of Prizes from The Florida Review, The Potomac Review and The Atlantic

Awarded a Florida Individual Artist’s Grant, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize and a Hackney Literary Award

Residencies held at The Hambidge Center, Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

Selected Publications and Poems Online

Alimentum: “Feeding Cioci,” “Eating Grace”

Atlanta Review: “Carlos”

Birmingham Arts Review: “Passage,”  “The Pace of Things” 

Birmingham Poetry Review:  “My ESOL Class Discusses Food”

BOXCAR Poetry Review: “Poem of Lost Lines”

Brain, Child: the Magazine for Thinking Mothers: “In the Absence of My Son”

cell poems: "apology & mulberries"

Connotation Press: "Transposition," "What Will Stay?," "Lessons in Leaving the Ground"

The Del Sol Review: “Roya” (forthcoming)

The Florida Review: “House of Sleep,” “Negative Miracle,” “Through Elements”

Lightning Key Review: “A Mother’s Night at a Lodge & Springs”

The Literary Nest: “Roots”

Natural Bridge: “Alight”

onbeing.org: “Diagnose, Cause of Light”

Poet Lore: “Lost Cities,” “A Short Treatise on Loss”

The Pinch: “What You Don’t Want to Know”

Potomac Review: “Rebuilding a House”

Raleigh Review: “Mysterious Waters”

Rattle: “Between Missing and Found,” “Unplotted,” “The Uncertainest Word”

Saw Palm Review: “Gathering Storm,” “The Order of Days"

The Southern Review: “Last Breath,” A Short History of Leavening,” “Ellis Island,”“Landing,” “Letter from this Ordinary Time”

The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review: “Balcony”

Subtropics:  “Courting, Paynes Prairie,” “What Are The Words For This?”

SWWIM:  "On the Colors of Houses"

The Sun Magazine“Without Tending”

The Tampa Review: “Gaps in the Sky” 

Verse Wisconsin: “Woman in a Dream”

Western Humanities Review: “Description,” “The Mind’s Mansion”

What Rough Beast: "Their Piece" (in response to the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford)

Poreba maximizes the effects of visceral language in this fine-tuned debut.
 — Publishers Weekly 

If you listen carefully you can almost believe the movement within her poems is like breathing: inward-containment, outward-space.

I want such poetry close at hand.
— Peter Everwine, Judge, Philip Levine Prize for Poetry 

There is an extraordinary lightness to this collection of poems — it is as if they are floating just above the surface of the earth. Christine Poreba’s debut collection is radiantly lovely.

— Sidney Wade 

These poems are love letters to our interior lives, walks through the wilderness of our world, the register of a life lived deeply... This is a hard book to put down.

—Marty Saunders in the Raleigh Review