Eastern Michigan University
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Christine Hume


614D Pray Harrold



MFA, Columbia University

PhD, University of Denver

Interests and Expertise

Current interests include sound poetry, audio art, voice, and literary radio, as well as hybrid genre and experimental essay writing.

Christine Hume has published, installed, and performed sonic work in galleries and at conferences such as MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit), Chicago Cultural Center, SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, Centro Nacional de Cultura in Lisbon, Residency College Gallery at University of Michigan, Poetry Off the Page Symposium at University of Arizona, Small Press Fest at University of Colorado, &Now Conference at University of Buffalo, Poetry of Plays at Barnard College; and online at TextSound, Women Studies Quarterly, Requited, InDiget and on numerous radio programs. She has performed and given lectures or workshops on sound poetry at University of Georgia, Boise State University, University of Montana, School of the Art Institute in Chicago, University of Houston, Pomona College, University of Miami, Otis School of Art and Design, and Cooper Colored Mountain Arts Center.

Select Recent Conference Presentations

“Detourned: Relistening, Mocking and/or Squawking through Fiction, Poetry and Documentary,” &Now Festival of New Writing, University of Colorado, 2013

“Collaborative Projects to Kick Start Writers” AWP, Boston, 2013

“Speech Talks Back,” Poetry Off the Page Symposium, University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucscon, 2012

“The Difference Today Makes: DARPA and Storytelling (critifictions)” a collaborative
performance at &Now Festival of New Writing, University of California, San Diego, 2011

“A Species Spectacle: gender and genre performance in Bhanu Kapil and Djuna Barnes,”
collaborative paper with Christina Milletti for Hybrid Bodies/Hybrid Narratives Panel,
Modernist Studies Association (MSA) University of Buffalo, 2011

“Publishing Beyond the Book: Street and Screen,” Small Press Fest, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2010

“Performing a Poetics of Motherhood,” Advancing Feminist Poetics Conference, CUNY, New York, 2009

“Recent Experimental Prose by Women,” &Now Conference, Buffalo, NY,


Reading of Literature: Poetry
Introduction to Creative Writing
Gateway to Creative Writing
First Books
Writers Workshop
Contemporary Forms
Transgenre Writing
The Lyric Essay
Sound Poetry
Literature of the Plague
Literary Hoaxes and Personae
Steal this Poem: Contemporary Collage
Procedural Arts: Poetry and Painting
(Re)figuring Voice
Collaboration and Community Projects
Community Outreach for Creative Writers
The Walk


Recent Publications and Presentations


Musca Domestica (Beacon Press, 2000), winner of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize

Alaskaphrenia (New Issues, 2004), winner of the Green Rose Award and Small Press Traffic’s 2005 Best Book of the Year Award

Shot (Counterpath Press, 2010)



Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008)

Ventifacts (Omnidawn, 2012)

Hum (Dikembe Press, 2013)

Her work has been included in anthologies such as Best American Poetry 1997 (Scribner), American Poetry: the Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon, 2000), No Crossing Guards (University of Iowa, 2004), Isn’t It Romantic? (Verse, 2004), The Verse Book of Interviews (Verse, 2005), and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande 2006), Not For Mothers Only (Fence, 2007) and 12x12 (University of Georgia, 2008), Best of Fence (Fence, 2009), and many others. She has written essays for A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line (University of Iowa Press, 2011), Poets on Teaching a Sourcebook (University of Iowa, 2010), Evening Will Come: Poetics (July 2011), Cartographies of the In-between (Litteraria Pragensia, imprint of the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University, Prague, 2011). She has written reviews and critical essays for a number of journals--Contemporary Literature, Rain Taxi, Chicago Review, Constant Critic, American Poet--as well as for three volumes of American Poets in the 21st Century series (Wesleyan University Press, 2002; 2006; 2012) and Extending the Document: Source Material and the Lyric Imagination in Contemporary Poetry (Wesleyan, 2013).

Her work has been translated into German, Dutch, and Slovenian. Lux Books in Berlin will issue a bilingual Selected Poems in 2014. In 2002, she was one of two Americans invited to an international festival, “Days of Poetry and Wine” in Slovenia; in 2006, she taught a poetry workshop in St. Petersburg for Summer Literary Seminars; in 2012 she taught a workshop in Lisbon, Portugal for Dzanc Books International Literary Program. The Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, Valaparisio Foundation in Spain, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire have awarded her residencies.