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Christian Gullette received his MFA in poetry from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. His poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies including the Kenyon Review, New England Review, Meridian, and Smartish Pace.

In May 2019, Christian will join over 50 poets in Madrid for the first Unamuno Authors Series Festival.

A finalist for the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Competition in 2017 and the Iowa Review Poetry Award in 2016, he was a semi-finalist for the Discovery / Boston Review Poetry Prize in 2016, and a semi-finalist for the 2019 Verse / Tomaž Šalamun Prize. In 2009 he was chosen by Carl Phillips as the second-place winner of Knockout magazine’s Reginald Shepherd Poetry Prize.

Christian is the editor-in-chief of the Cortland Review. He is busy submitting his first poetry manuscript Beehive State.



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Smartish Pace (2019)
Two in Palermo

New England Review (2016) 
Linnaeus in Northern Light

Meridian (2016)
Starling Murmuration

Smartish Pace (2013)
Archipelago Diary,” “On the Rooftop of a Barcelona Hotel,” and “Standing under a Miró”


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2017 - Finalist
Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Competition, judged by Kaveh Akbar

2016 - Finalist
Iowa Review Poetry Award

2016 - Semi-Finalist
Discovery / Boston Review Poetry Prize

2009 - Finalist, 2nd place
Knockout Magazine Reginald Shepherd Poetry Prize, judged by Carl Phillips


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