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Christine Hume


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MFA, Columbia University

PhD, University of Denver

Interests and Expertise

Christine Hume is the author of The Saturation Project (Solid Objects, 2019), a lyric memoir in the form of three interlinked essays, as well as three books of poetry. Her chapbooks include Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008), Ventifacts (Omnidawn, 2012), Atalanta: an Anatomy (Essay Press, 2016), and a text image collaboration with Jeff Clark, Question Like a Face (Image Text Ithaca, 2017).

She writes, writes about, and teaches poetry, sound poetry, experimental essays, text and image work, and documentary poetics. Special interests include audio art, voice, and literary radio, ekphrasis, and hybrid genre prose and poetry.



Text and Image
Essay as Form
Reading of Literature: Poetry
Introduction to Creative Writing
Gateway to Creative Writing
First Books
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


The Saturation Project (Solid Objects, 2019)

Shot (Counterpath Press, 2010)

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

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



Question Like a Face (Image Text Ithaca, 2017)

Atalanta: an Anatomy (Essay Press, 2016)

Hum (Dikembe Press, 2013)

Ventifacts (Omnidawn, 2012)

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

Christine Hume's poetry has been anthologized widely, most recently in Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement (Wesleyan University Press, 2018). Find her recent essays in Conjunctions, The Spectacle, CURA: a Literary Magazine of Art and Action , Architecture and Culture, American Book Review, Contemporary Literature, Manner of Being: Writers on Their Mentors, University of Massachusetts Press, 2015), and Anne Carson: Ecstatic Lyre, (University of Michigan, 2015)

has published, installed, and performed sonic work in galleries and at conferences such as Modern Languages Association conference, CalArts, Image Text Ithaca Symposium, 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 The Volta , Beyond Criticism: The Bee,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, Oakland University, University of Houston, Pomona College, University of Miami, Otis School of Art and Design, and Cooper Colored Mountain Arts Center.

Her work has been translated into German, Dutch, and Slovenian. She participated in the international festival, “Days of Poetry and Wine” in Slovenia; taught a poetry workshop in St. Petersburg for Summer Literary Seminars; and 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.