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Christopher Arigo

County: Whitman County



Grants for Artist Projects 2012
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Christopher Arigo’s first poetry collection Lit interim won the 2001-2002 Transcontinental Poetry Prize (selected by David Bromige) and was published by Pavement Saw Press (2003). His second collection In the archives (2007) was released by Omnidawn Publishing. His poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines including Colorado Review, New American Writing, Barrow Street, and many others. He co-edits the literary journal Interim with poet Claudia Keelan and is an Assistant Professor of English at Washington State University.

Christopher received 2012 GAP funding to help defray the cost of submitting his manuscript Myths and miscellany, his third collection of poetry, to contests and to take time to complete a fourth collection. In Myths and miscellany the author departs from earlier works, which were a bit more “experimental” in form and content and moves toward a simpler lyric form and explores the human relationship with the natural world and the myths we create about it and how the massive rifts between “human” and “nature” can be minimized.

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