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Christian Hawkey



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.

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