Immense congratulations to Christopher! His book, Self-Portrait with Dogwood was named the winner of Memoirs (Other) category in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. See the full list of winners here.
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Christopher's newest book, Self-Portrait with Dogwood has placed First Runner Up in the Memoir Category of the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award. He is extremely humbled for his book to be recognized alongside many other distinguished writers and artists. Learn who they are here.
Congratulations to Christopher for being awarded silver in the Autobiography/Memoir II (Coming of Age/ Family Legacy/ Travel) category for his book, Self-Portrait with Dogwood. He is one of the 410 total medalists who "represent books from 41 U.S. states plus Guam and District of Columbia; 6 Canadian provinces; and 12 countries overseas." Read the full list of winners here.
Christopher talks to Claire Jacobson of Asymptote Journal about his origin story, inspirations for both poetry and translation, and the IWP's 50th anniversary. Read their conversation here.
In which Christopher reads three poems on Ramsha Ashraf's YouTube channel. Watch the video!
Christopher has a conversation with Scott Smith of BTN about the International Writing Program's role in the current state of politics and literature, and nature as a backdrop to his writings. Take a look into that interview here.
An in-depth profile of Christopher which outlines his life and history, and how it shaped his book, Self-Portrait with Dogwood. Read it here.
A thoughtful review by Karina Magdalena, author of The Fifth Mrs. Brink. Read it here!
A video on City Channel 4-Iowa City's Youtube channel about Christopher's recent trip to Baghdad. Watch it here.
Christopher's interview, in Russian and English, about poetry, creative writing programs, Joseph Brodsky, and much more. Find out more here.