Long time poet. Nine collections published. 600 poems in national journals. Collections include WILD FRUITION: SONNETS, SPELLS, and other INCANTATIONS (Puddin’head); THE ALLELUIA TREE (Puddin’head); WHO WALKS AMONG THE TREES WITH CHARITY (Wind); THE RED LACQUER ROOM (Chiron); THE TENDERNESS OF MEMORY (Plainview) and others. Over 40 years of publishing in established journals such as CHIRON, SPOON RIVER, RIVER CITY, OUT OF LINE, CREATIVE WOMAN, SOW’S EAR, and many more. Winner of the Community Impact Award for Rockford Arts Council, the YWCA Leader Luncheon Award, and many poetry awards. Mentors other poets. Tandem teaching career. Interviewed at length in POET’S MARKET and many other sites. Available on numerous You Tube sites and radio readings by googling Christine Swanberg Poet. Please download resume above for complete listing of my work and what I can do for you. Also, on document (last page) are several examples of poems, interviews, and articles. If you would like a well-established, kind, and uplifting mentor, please contact me. If you are looking for a good reader, a poet in residence, or thematic reader, please consider inviting me.