Discipline: Literature – poetry

Christine Hume

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Ypsilanti, MI
MacDowell Fellowships: 2003

Christine Hume is the author of an experimental memoir, Saturation Project (Solid Objects, 2019), as well as three books of poetry: Musca Domestica (2000), Alaskaphrenia (2004), and Shot (2010). Her poetry was recently featured in American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement, edited by Claudia Rankine and Michael Dowdy (Wesleyan UP, 2018). Her chapbooks include Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008), Ventifacts (Omnidawn, 2012), Atalanta: an Anatomy (Essay Press, 2016), a collaboration with Jeff Clark, Question Like a Face (Image Text Ithaca, 2017), one of Brooklyn Rail’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2017, and Red: A Different Shade for Each Person Hearing the Story ([PANK] Books, 2020). Hume received her B.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. from Penn State University, Columbia University School of the Arts, and University of Denver, respectively. She has taught at Stuyvesant High School, Illinois Wesleyan University, The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and is currently a professor of English at Eastern Michigan University, where she has worked since 2001.



Christine Hume worked in the Sprague-Smith studio.

In January of 1976, the original Sprague-Smith Studio — built in 1915–1916 and funded by music students of Mrs. Charles Sprague-Smith of the Veltin School — was destroyed by fire. Redesigned by William Gnade, Sr., a Peterborough builder, the fieldstone structure was rebuilt the same year from the foundation up, reusing the original fieldstone. A few…

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