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Christianne Balk is an American poet.

Life

She graduated in biology with honors from Grinnell College.

Her work has appeared in Pequod, Crazy Horse, Sulfur, The Centennial review The Missouri Review, Sonora Review, Prairie Schooner Harper's, and The New Yorker.

She taught at the University of British Columbia.

She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and daughter.

Awards

1985 Walt Whitman Award
1994 Verna Emory Award
Alaska Council on the Arts travel grant

Christianne Balk's Works:

Poetry

Linda Svendsen, ed. (1990). "Elegy; How Stories Get Started". Words we call home. University of British Columbia Press.
"Lauds for St. Germaine Cousin". The Atlantic Monthly. September 2002.
Bindweed. Collier Books
Desiring Flight. Purdue University Press. 1995

Anthologies

William J. Walsh, Jack (INT) Myers, ed. (2006). "Lauds for St. Germaine cousin; Dusk Choir; Dear Hippopotamus". Under the rock umbrella. Mercer University Press

Interviews

Magazines

Poems by this Poet

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Birds, Converging 31 July 2013
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Departure 31 July 2013
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Lauds for St. Germaine Cousin 1579-1601 31 July 2013
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Shorthorns 31 July 2013
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The Kitchen Shears Speak 31 July 2013
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