Christina Hutchins teaches philosophy and poetry to graduate students at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, and her academic essays have been published in volumes by Ashgate, Columbia University Press, and State University Press of New York. She is the author of two chapbooks, Collecting Light (Acacia Books, 1999), and Radiantly We Inhabit the Air (Seven Kitchens Press, 2011), which won a Robin Becker Prize. Her literary awards include the Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, the National Poetry Review Finch Prize, a James D. Phelan Literary Award, and two Barbara Deming Poetry Awards. She lives in Albany, California, where she serves as the city’s first poet laureate.