MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2016
Christine Higgins is a graduate oh the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. Her poems have been published in many journals including America, Pequod, Nagautuck River Preview, PMS (poemmemoirstory) and Poetry East. She has been a McDowell Colony Fellow and recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Award for poetry. Her chapbook, Threshold, was published in 2013 by Finishing Line Press. Rcently she won an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Passager Contest for her poem, "What Shelter, What Hope."
Her latest book, Plum Point Folio, to be published in Spring 2016, is an artistic collaboration with her husband photgrapher, Kevin Higgins. The book- her poems accompanied by his photographs- is a joint representation of a place they love and where they have spent many years vacationing in Southern Maryland. Three of the poems from this collection will also appear in Broadkill Review.
Her memoir, I Carry Your Heart, chronicles the first year after her sixteen-year old daughter died of a traumatic brain injury following a car accident. The book, a foray into creative non-fiction, is a tribute to her daughter as well as to a marriage that survives through understanding and compassion.
For many years, she taught at Maryland colleges, including Johns Hopins Advanced Academic Program, Loyola UNiversity, Towson University and University of Baltimore. In F, she was a visting writer at Carver Center for Arts and Technology, where she led a high school senior seminar.
She has been part of a writer's group that has continued to work together for over twenty years. if you would like to learn more about her, her website is at www.christinehigginswriter.com