Christina Lovin

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Christina Lovin

Genre: Writer



Christina Lovin is the author of ECHO: Poems, A Stirring in the Dark, Flesh (chapbook), What We Burned for Warmth (chapbook), and Little Fires (chapbook). 

 A two-time Pushcart nominee, and multi-award winning poet, her writing is widely published in literary journals and anthologies. The Southern Women Writers’ Conference awarded Lovin the 2007 Emerging Poet Award. The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) awarded her the WC&C Scholarship in 2007. She has been the Judson Jerome Scholar at Antioch Writers' Workshops, as well as the Baron Wormser Scholar for Stone Coast Writers' Coference.

Lovin has served as Writer-in-Residence at Devil’s Tower National Monument (Wyoming), H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in Central Oregon, and was inaugaral writer-in-residence at Connemara, the North Carolina estate of the late poet Carl Sandburg. 

She has been a resident fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Prairie Center of the Creative Arts, Hopscotch House, Kangaroo House (Orcas Island, Artsmith), and Footpaths House to Creativity, on the island of Flores in the Azores.

Her work has been generously supported with grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky Arts Council, including the 2007 Al Smith Fellowship.  

Lovin makes her home in central Kentucky where she collects wool, dust, rejection letters, and unwanted dogs from the humane society.