Christian Hawkey

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Professor Writing Department 718.687.5770 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 3

Current Course Listing (3)

21/FA-WR-301-01 Writer's Studio V

21/FA-WR-320-03 Special Topics

21/FA-WR-606-01 Multilingualisms: Translation and/as Composition

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B.A., Pepperdine University; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


CHRISTIAN HAWKEY has written two full-length poetry collections: The Book of Funnels,which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Citizen Of, both from Wave Books. He's published several chapbooks, as well as the widely reviewed and celebrated cross-genre book Ventrakl (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). A collaborative bi-lingual erasure made with the German poet Uljana Wolf, Sonne from Ort, appeared in 2013 (kookbooks verlag, Berlin). A selection of Ilse Aichinger's short prose, Bad Words, also translated with Uljana Wolf, appeared in 2019 (Seagull Books). He's received the Creative Capital Innovative Literature Award, a NEA grant, and a DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Fellowship, and his own work has been translated into over a dozen languages. A member of the WeTransist translation collective (, he is currently co-translating a selection of essays by the Moroccan philosopher Abdessalam Benabdelali, and his newest book of poems is forthcoming from Action Books in 2021.