Christian Hawkey

Professor of Humanities & Media Studies

Pratt Institute

Christian Hawkey teaches verse writing and poetics in both the English Department and the Writing Program. He is the author of three books of poetry. His first book, The Book of Funnels, appeared in 2004 and won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His second book, a chapbook called HourHour, includes drawings by the artist Ryan Mrowzowski, and it was published by Delirium Press in 2005. Citizen Of, his third book, was released by Wave Books in the spring of 2007, and it has subsequently been reviewed and featured in numerous magazines and online journals, including Time Out New York and the New Yorker. His cross-genre work Ventrakl (inspired by the work of Georg Trakl) discusses the politics of experimental translation techniques in poetry. Sonne from Ort, a collaborative bi-lingual erasure made with the German poet Uljana Wolf, appeared in 2013 (kookbooks verlag, Berlin). His poems have appeared in Conjunctions, Volt, Denver Quarterly, Tin House, Crowd, BOMB, Chicago Review, Best American Poetry, and Conduit, and his art criticism has appeared in frieze and Meatpaper. He has received awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Fund, and in 2006 he received a Creative Capital Innovative Literature Award. He translates contemporary German poetry, as well as the late short prose of the Austrian writer Ilse Aichinger, and his own work has been translated into over a dozen languages. He is an officer of the Office of Recuprative Strategies.