Discipline: Literature – poetry

Christopher Kondrich

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: University Park, MD
MacDowell Fellowships: 2021

Christopher Kondrich is the author of two books of poetry, the most recent of which is Valuing (University of Georgia Press, 2019), which was selected by Jericho Brown as a winner of the National Poetry Series, by Library Journal as a Best Poetry Book of 2019, and was a finalist for The Believer Book Award. Recent poetry and essays appear or are forthcoming in the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, The Believer, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, and Poetry Northwest. He has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell and the I-Park Foundation, and currently teaches creative writing workshops for two nonprofit organizations: Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Creature Conserve.

In residence, Christopher wrote new poems to be included in a book-length sequence titled Tread Upon that explores the myriad ways in which human life is predicated on the death of the natural world.

Portrait by Dave Glanz



Christopher Kondrich worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for its first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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