Wilkes University

Christine Gelineau

Christine GelineauChristine Gelineau
Poet, Essayist

Christine Gelineau is a poet and essayist and the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Crave (NYQ Books, 2016), Appetite for the Divine (Editor's Choice for the McGovern Publication Prize, Ashland Poetry Press, 2010) and Remorseless Loyalty (Ashland Poetry Press, 2006), which was awarded the Richard Snyder Memorial Prize, and which was subsequently nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award.  Gelineau's other books include two chapbooks of poetry, as well as the anthology French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets (Louisiana Literature Press, 2007).  Gelineau's poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in or been accepted to numerous journals and anthologies, including: Prairie Schooner, The New York Times Opinionator, New York Quarterly, Connecticut Review, New Letters, The Iron Horse Review, Green Mountains Review, Georgia Review, Paterson Literary Review and others, and have appeared on Verse Daily and Poetry Sunday (Women's Voices for Change).  Her poem "Sockanosett" won a Pushcart Prize in 2013.  Two of her essays have been cited as "Notable Essays" in Best American Essays ("Foal Watch" in 2004 and "Courtesy of the Gravedigger" in 2015), while her essay "Cops" was the runner-up in the 2009 Florida Review Editors Award in Creative Nonfiction. Gelineau lives on a farm in upstate New York. She holds a Ph.D. in literature with a creative dissertation in poetry and essays from Binghamton University. 

Faculty Videos