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Heather Christle

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Heather Christle is author of the poetry collections The Difficult Farm (2009); The Trees The Trees (2011), which won the Believer Poetry Award; What Is Amazing (2012); and Heliopause (2015). Her first work of nonfiction, The Crying Book, will be out in November 2019. A former creative writing fellow in poetry at Emory University, Christle’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry, and many other journals. She was born in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, and earned a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has taught at Wittenberg University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Guelph, and other institutions. She lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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The Trees The Trees

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The Difficult Farm

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What Is Amazing

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Heliopause

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The Crying Book

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Dear Seth

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Couple years ago I heard Zachary Schomburg read this poem and thought “that is an astute statement...

Couple years ago I heard Zachary Schomburg read this poem and thought “that is an astute statement about crying I would like to borrow for The Crying Book,” and yesterday I got those galleys and today I got this beauty in the mail and I am liking the timing of the postal system/world.

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“Becoming a lake has put a lot of things in perspective for me.”
Heather Christle

“Most crying happens at night. People cry out of fatigue. But how horrible it is to hear someone say, “She’s just tired!” Tired, yes, certainly, but just? There is nothing just about it.”
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“I understand she is crying because she is witnessing a difficult and maybe sorrowful event. I understand I am not trying because I am the event.”
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