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Disquiet welcomes Christine Hume

Things are getting exciting, everybody. Over the past couple weeks we've added three new writers to our 2012 faculty, all of them amazing. Check this blog and our Facebook page for more faculty updates and information as the weeks go by.

First to join up this month was poet Christine Hume, whose latest book, Shot (Counterpath, 2010) was described by Molly Bendall in Lana Turner as “electrifyingly gorgeous” and “so close to the spine of language . . .that it brings a psychic territory into stunning focus.” Steven Fama writes,

I recommend Shot highly, especially for those times at night when you are too long awake or maybe oddly up, when the mind and you and the dark seem the only things around, and the mind and you and the dark get going in some sort of lacerating almost heart-stopping sometimes ecstatic sometimes lacerating rush of thought and beauty and language.

You can read additional reviews of Shot here and here.

Hume's other books are Musca Domestica (Beacon Press, 2000), winner of the 1999 Barnard New Women Poet's Prize, and Alaskaphrenia, (New Issues, 2004). She is also the author of two chapbooks Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) and Ventifacts (Omnidawn, 2012). A bilingual German edition of Selected Poems is forthcoming from Lux Books in Berlin in 2012.

Christine Hume was one of two Americans invited to an international festival, “Days of Poetry and Wine” in Slovenia in 2002; in 2006, she taught a poetry workshop in St. Petersburg for Summer Literary Seminars. She has received residencies from Fundacion Valaparaiso in Spain, the Wurlizter Foundation in New Mexico, MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her work is widely published and anthologized by Scriber’s, Wesleyan University Press, Sarabande Books, Verse Press, University of Iowa, Fence Books, University of Georgia, Palgrave Macmillan, and Carnegie Mellon University Press. 

In 2005, she was interviewed by the then-thriving poet-interviewing site Here Comes Everybody (Warning: Link may eat several days of your life).

She currently teaches for and directs the innovative interdisciplinary Creative Writing Program at Eastern Michigan University, where she hosts Poetry Radio.

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