A new review published by breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies on Town Stitched by River, an anthology by Irish alumni of the International Writing Program (IWP). Read it here.
Features and Media
Underpass features Christopher in their Translator Spotlight series in which he talks about poetry, translation, and the IWP. Read it now.
On October 18th 2016, Christopher and Marvin Bell read from their new book, After the Fact: Scripts & Postscripts, at the legendary Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, Iowa. Listen to the reading here.
A radio interview with four members of the 2016 International Writing Program (IWP). Listen to what they have to say about their countries and their work here.
A documentary film about a cultural diplomacy mission Christopher led to China. It "follows four renowned American artists—two writers, a choreographer, and a composer—as they travel to Guangzhou, China, to engage disabled and non-disabled populations by collaborating and creating together through a reading tour organized by the International Writing Program." Watch it here.
Translations of excerpts from Christopher's book, Necessities into Italian, along with an essay by Giorgio Mobili. Read it here.
Iowa Public Radio's Ben Kieffer interviews a few writers of this year's residency who attended a welcome party in Iowa City. He also talks to Christopher, U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack, and interim UI President Jean Robillard about literature as a tool for cultural understanding--as opposed to politics.
Miriam Kotzin of Per Contra reviews Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World, a curated collection of 86 stories "accompanied by not only an expected introduction and contributor's notes, but also a selection of comments on flash theory by a number of well-known authors." Find out more about the contributors and Kotzin's great thoughts on the book here.
Christopher and current U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey read their own work and discuss "the relationship between poetry and historical memory" at an event hosted by NYU-Abu Dhabi. Watch it here.