Christine Gelineau

Born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in Cranston, CHRISTINE GELINEAU attended high school in South Windsor, Connecticut and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in English. After moving to upstate New York to attend graduate school at the State University of New York University Center at Binghamton, she instead married and left academia for seventeen years for life on a horse breeding farm. Hartland-prefixed Morgan horses bred and raised by her and her husband have found their way across the United States and been exported to England, Canada, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

During her years away from academia, Gelineau continued to write poetry and she wrote freelance articles for a variety of publications, particularly equine journals. Gelineau eventually did return to Binghamton University, completing both the MA and the PhD, and began teaching there as an adjunct in 1995. At present she teaches as a full-time contingent faculty member at Binghamton University, where she is Associate Director of the Creative Writing Program and coordinator of the Readers’ Series. She also teaches poetry in the low-residency graduate writing program at Wilkes University.

GELINEAU is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, most recently CRAVE (NYQ Books, 2016), which has just been released. Her poetic sequence APPETITE FOR THE DIVINE was the Editor's Choice for the Robert McGovern Prize and was published by Ashland Poetry Press in 2010. Her first full-length collection REMORSELESS LOYALTY won the Richard Snyder Prize, also from Ashland Poetry Press (2006). She is also the author of two chapbooks from FootHills Publishing: NORTH AMERICAN SONG LINE (2001) and IN THE GREENWOOD WORLD (2006).

With Jack B. Bedell, she has edited FRENCH CONNECTIONS: A GATHERING OF FRANCO-AMERICAN POETS (Louisiana Literature Press, 2007).

Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals and anthologies, including NY Times Opinionator, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Connecticut Review, The New York Quarterly, The Iron Horse Review, Green Mountains Review, Georgia Review, American Literary Review, Seneca Review, Louisiana
Literature, The Paterson Literary Review, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Florida Review and others. She is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize; her essay “Foal Watch” is cited as a “Notable Essay” in the 2004 Best American Essays while her essay "Cops" was the runner-up in The Florida Review's 2009 Editors' Award for Nonfiction.

last updated 1/18/2016

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