Literary Arts

Oct 31, 2023

MSA Campus
355 West Monticello St.
Brookhaven, Mississippi

Students will learn about using imitation, ekphrasis, and erasure in poetry.

Dr. Christie Collins was born and raised in the American South, and she has recently moved back to Mississippi after a decade away. She currently teaches courses in writing and literature at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. Prior to her return home, she lived in Cardiff, Wales, where she completed a Ph.D. in Critical and Creative Writing at Cardiff University. She has also taught at Louisiana State University and Cardiff University.

Her critical and creative work has been published in Stirring, Phantom Drift, Kenyon Review Online, North Carolina Literary Review, Entropy, Cold Mountain Review, Appalachian Heritage, Poetry South, Poetry Wales, Still: The Journal, So to Speak among others. Her chapbook titled Along the Diminishing Stretch of Memory was published in 2014 by Dancing Girl Press.

Christie’s creative work often focuses on questions of place, belonging, and connection, on visual art and a predilection for ekphrastic projects, and on finding a magic, otherworldly spark in the seemingly unremarkable.