Black Lawrence Press

Christopher Locke

Christopher Locke’s writing has appeared in such magazines as The North American Review, The RumpusSmokeLong QuarterlyThe SunPoetry EastVerse DailySouthwest ReviewSlice, The Literary ReviewWest BranchGargoyleThe Nervous Breakdown, and Saranac Review, as well as on NPR’s Morning Edition and Ireland’s Radio One. Locke’s most recent book is Ordinary Gods (Salmon Poetry2017), a collection of poems & essays detailing his twenty-five years of travel throughout Latin America, and his first post-punk/spoken word album, Late Lights, was recently released by Burst & Bloom Records. Locke has received over a dozen grants, fellowships, and awards for his writing including the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Award, state grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and Poetry Fellowships from Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain) and PARMA (Mexico). He teaches creative writing online at The Poetry Barn and in person at North Country Community College in the Adirondacks.

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