Poetry. Christine Gelineau's CRAVE her third full-length volume of poetry, provides the hard evidence of the world as it is, while bearing witness to the more we crave. These poems range widely in topic, tone, and mode, responding to travels and headlines, but rooting themselves most firmly in Gelineau's life on an upstate New York horse farm, raising foals, living among other-than-human animals, cultivating a large organic garden, all of which informs the sense these poems evoke of the human embedded in the wider world, for better and for worse. In this book, language—that most human of constructs—bears the impress of the longing for the whole and the holy.
Christine Gelineau is also the author of the book-length poetic sequence APPETITE FOR THE DIVINE (Editor's Choice for the Robert McGovern Publication Prize) and REMORSELESS LOYALTY (winner of the Richard Snyder Publication Prize), both from Ashland Poetry Press, and co-editor with Jack B. Bedell of the anthology French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, Gelineau teaches at Binghamton University and in the low-residency MFA at Wilkes University. Gelineau lives with her husband on a farm in upstate New York.Author City: WINDSOR, NY USA