Christopher Collins

Christopher’s episode, based on his essay “The Dark Month” (published in Creative Nonfiction), debuts May 15, 2022

Chris Collins is the author of the poetry collection, My American Night (University of Georgia Press, 2018), selected by David Bottoms as the winner of the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize. He has also published one poetry chapbook, Gathering Leaves for War (Finishing Line Press, 2013). His essays and poetry have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Five Points, CutBank, and Pilgrimage. He is currently working on a collection of flash nonfiction/prose poems tentatively titled Walking with the Fool. He earned a MFA in poetry from Murray State University and a PhD in Rhetoric/Composition and Literary Nonfiction from the University of Cincinnati.

Chris, a former military officer and combat veteran of the Army, is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans associations. He served three tours in Afghanistan and Iraq as a platoon leader and detachment commander. He lives quietly with his wife, daughter, and Beagador mutt “Odie” in rural Kentucky and teaches part-time at a small Catholic high school.”