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