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Christopher Schmidt Bio


Christopher Schmidt is a poet, critic, teacher, and scholar. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, CUNY, both in English language and literature.


He is the author of a book of poems, The Next in Line, winner of the Slope Editions Book Prize (2008), and a chapbook, Thermae (2012). His poems, lyric essays, and reviews have appeared in Tin House, Boston Review, The Village Voice, Court Green, La Petite Zine, SubStance, EOAGH, and many other venues. Academic articles have appeared in or are forthcoming in Arizona Quarterly, SubStance, Iowa Journal of Cultural Criticism, Intervalles, and Computers and Composition, and Canadian Poetry. His work has been included in the book collections Satellite Convulsions (poems from Tin House), Diva: 65 Men on the Women who Inspire Them, Divining Divas, and Best Gay Stories 2009.


An tenure-track Assistant Professor of English at the City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College, Christopher has also taught at University of Michigan, Bard College, Brooklyn College, and Poets House. He is currently completing a critical study on the influence of waste in 20th-century poetics.

Christopher Schmidt
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