Heather Christle

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing

English and Creative Writing

Office: Callaway, Room TBA. Fall 2019 hours: TBA

Phone: 404-727-4683

Fax: 404-727-4672

Email: heather.christle@emory.edu

Biography

Heather Christle is the author of four poetry collections: The Difficult Farm (Octopus Books), The Trees The Trees (Octopus Books), What Is Amazing (Wesleyan University Press), and Heliopause (Wesleyan University Press), and a chapbook, Dear Seth (Floating Wolf Quarterly Chapbooks). Her first work of nonfiction, The Crying Book, will be published in 2019/20 by Catapult in the U.S., Corsair in the U.K., and Hanser in Germany. The Trees The Trees, which won the Believer Poetry Award, was adapted into a ballet in a collaboration between the composer Kyle Vegter and the choreographer Robyn Mineko Williams. It premiered in 2019 at the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Christle's poems have also appeared in The BelieverGrantaLondon Review of BooksThe New Yorker, and Poetry. Before coming to Emory she taught creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wittenberg University. She has been a writer in residence and faculty member at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, and is a contributing editor at jubilat.


 

Publications

Difficult Farm

The Difficult Farm

The Trees, The Trees

The Trees, The Trees

What Is Amazing

What Is Amazing

Dear Seth

Dear Seth

Heliopause

Heliopause

The Crying Book

 The Crying Book