Heather Christle

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). Her first work of nonfiction, The Crying Book, was published in 2019. Named Georgia book of the Year for memoir, it has been translated into eight languages and adapted for radio by the BBC. 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 Believer, Granta, London Review of Books, The New Yorker, and Poetry. She is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Emory University. Before coming to Emory she taught at Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wittenberg University. In 2021, she was awarded a Howard Foundation Fellowship in Nonfiction.

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