"Gardiner shows, bravely, deeply, that poetry is how we, is what survives."

—Eleni Sikelianos


My Sister's Father

My Sister's Father is an American Gothic. In a world of plenty and waste, these poems go behind the closed doors of an affluent suburban household to expose its foundation in unspeakable violence. My Sister's Father seeks to find a language for the crisis as it breaks and the walls come closing in.

From Black Lawrence Press, 2017


Christine Gardiner holds a BA and MFA from Brown University and a PhD from the University of Denver. She lives in Brooklyn and is an Assistant Professor of the Liberal Arts at the College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources, where she is edified by her students and their stories.