Margaret Christakos’s Bio

Margaret Christakos

Credit: Clea Christakos-Gee

A walker in the field of letters, Margaret Christakos has published nine collections of poetry, including Multitudes (Coach House, 2013), Welling (Scrivener, 2010, Globe 100 book), What Stirs (Coach House, 2008, Lowther nominee), Sooner (Coach House, 2005, Lowther nominee) and Excessive Love Prostheses (Coach House, 2002, ReLit winner), as well as a novel, Charisma (Pedlar, 2000, Trillium nominee). In Spring 2016, Book Thug published her work of inter-genre non-fiction, Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies, which was helped into existence by a Chalmers Arts Fellowship in 2011-2013. Her writing practice explores the body, relationship, direct and indirect public address and social hope. From Sudbury, Ontario, she has made Toronto her home since 1987, and when possible teaches creative writing as a part-time sessional, recently with OCAD University. She is Adjunct Faculty with the University of Guelph-Humber’s M.A. in Creative Writing program. Margaret is Canada Council Writer in Residence this year at the University of Western Ontario. Her Selected poems, edited by Gregory Betts, will appear from Wilfrid Laurier University Press in Winter 2017.

Reach her on Twitter @MChristakos.

To listen to Margaret’s reading at the Atwater Poetry Project, click here.