Christopher Kondrich

Christopher Kondrich is the author of Contrapuntal (Parlor Press, 2013), a New Measure Poetry Prize finalist. His poems appear or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Green Mountains Review, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Meridian, Sixth Finch, Verse Daily, Western Humanities Review and Washington Square, while his criticism appears in Colorado Review, CutBank and Jacket2. A 2013 winner of The Paris-American Reading Series Prize, he holds an MFA from Columbia University and a PhD in English & Creative Writing from the University of Denver where he was an editor for Denver Quarterly. Chris writes, edits and teaches in Denver, and is passionate about work with sincerity, curiosity, reverence and gravity, work that, as Allen Grossman puts it, “becomes present to itself by becoming present to others.”