Christine was Poet Laureate of Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada, for the 2020-2022 term.
Christine's prose and poetry have been published in The Goose, The Malahat Review, subTerrain, Poetry is Dead, Other Voices, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, Room, and WordWorks. Her work appears in anthologies including Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds, Refugium: Poems for the Pacific, Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate Changing Times, Canadian Ginger, The Summer Book, and Locations of Grief: an Emotional Geography. Chris lived as writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver BC, and won the inaugural Rainy Coast Arts Award for Significant Accomplishment from the Pacific Rim Arts Society in Tofino. Her essay "The Shaking Man" won first prize in the Federation of British Columbia Writers' Literary Writes, nonfiction category. She serves on the Selection Committee of Tofino's Poet Laureate Working Group. Check out her books below!