Hume, Christine 1968-

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HUME, Christine 1968-

PERSONAL: Born May 21, 1968, in Fairbanks, AK; married Eric Elshtain (a poet), April 30, 1994. Education: Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1990; Columbia University, M.F.A., 1993; University of Denver, Ph.D., 2000.

ADDRESSES: Home—5532 South Shore Dr., No. 7E, Chicago, IL 60637. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: High school teacher of English and humanities, New York, NY, 1993-94; Aims Community College, Greeley, CO, instructor in English and humanities at Greeley and Loveland campuses, 1994-96; University of Denver, Denver, CO, instructor in English, 1996-99; Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, visiting assistant professor of English, 2000-01. Colorado State University, instructor, 1995-96; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, visiting poet, 2000. Gives readings from her works.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association of America, Small Press Distribution, Associated Writing Programs.

AWARDS, HONORS: Writers at Work Award and fellowship, Park City, UT, 1995; Academy of American Poetry Award and Colorado fellowship, 1997; fellow, Rocky Mountain Women's Institute, 1997-98; grant from Colorado Council on the Arts, 1998-99; fellow, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, 1998-99; Helene Wurlitzer Foundation residency in Taos, NM, 2000; Barnard New Women Poets Prize, 2000, for Musca Domestica.


Musca Domestica (poems), Beacon Press (Boston, MA), 2000.

(Contributor) Claudia Rankine, editor, Poets in the Twenty-first Century, Wesleyan University Press (Hanover, NH), 2001.

Work represented in anthologies, including Best of Writers at Work, edited by W. Scott Olsen, Pecan Grove Press (San Antonio, TX), 1995; Anthology of Magazine Verse, edited by Alan Pater, Monitor Book (Palm Springs, CA), 1996; Best American Poetry 1997, edited by James Tate, Scribner (New York, NY), 1997; and American Writing: The Next Generation, edited by Jerry Costanzo, Carnegie-Mellon University Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 2000. Contributor of poems, articles, and reviews to periodicals, including Denver Review, Epoch, New American Writing, Boston Review, New Republic, and Sonora Review. Denver Quarterly, began as assistant editor, became associate editor, 1996-99.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Fata Morgana Alaska, a collection of poems, short prose, and twelve-second plays.*