Christopher Citro’s poetry, forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Subtropics, Third Coast, Salamander, Cream City Review, Barrelhouse, Quarter After Eight, Toad Suck Review, and Beecher’s, and has been published recently in Southeast Review, The Minnesota Review, Paper Darts, Poetry East, Nashville Review, Gargoyle, Kugelmass, The Los Angeles Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Arts & Letters Prime, Fourteen Hills, The Cincinnati Review, The Cortland Review, Harpur Palate, Superstition Review, Yemassee, Forklift Ohio, NANO Fiction, Tar River Poetry, Crate, Poet Lore, Permafrost, BODY, The Lumberyard, Pank, Toad, >kill author, Cellpoems, The Nervous Breakdown, Faultline, Spillway, On the Cusp, The 22 Magazine Blog, SCUD, The Bakery, NAP, and Used Furniture Review. His poems have been published as broadsides from Architrave Press, Broadsided, and Thrush Press Broadside Series. His poetry has been featured twice on Verse Daily and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He won the 2006 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award in Poetry. Three of his poems will be included in an upcoming anthology of southern Ohio literature edited by poet Neil Carpathios. His creative nonfiction has appeared in NANO Fiction and Airplane Reading, and his criticism in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Indiana Review.
Born and raised in Bainbridge Township, Ohio, Christopher graduated summa cum laude with a BA from the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University, did graduate work at the University of Kansas, and is currently completing an MFA in poetry at Indiana University where he has taught intro and upper level courses in creative writing, composition, and literary publishing and editing. While at Indiana University he held the Darrell Burton Fellowship in Creative Writing 2006-2007, served as host of The Poets Weave in the NPR station WFIU, Associate Editor for Lyric Poetry Review and an Associate Poetry Editor for Indiana Review. In 2010 and 2011, Christopher taught at the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.
Articles & Interviews
- Five Pressing Questions | Paper Darts (2013)
- Adventures with Poet Christopher Citro | 5-9: Working Writers (2013)
- Questions of Collaboration | Broadsided (2012)
- Ask the Author | Pank Magazine (2012)
- Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award in Poetry (2006)