Adrienne Christian is a Poet and Writer, and Fine Art Photographer.

She is the author of two poetry collections: 12023 Woodmont Avenue (Willow Books 2013), and A Proper Lover (Main Street Rag 2017).

Adrienne's nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have been featured in over five dozen magazines and literary journals, including The Los Angeles Review as The Editor's Choice, Today's Black Woman, Jolie, Obsidian, and Alimentum. She is a fellow of Cave Canem and Callaloo writing residencies, and a former Executive Committee Member of the Haiku Society of America. Adrienne is currently an Associate Editor at Backbone Press, and an Editorial Assistant in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction at Prairie Schooner.

Adrienne won the 2007 University of Michigan "Five Under Ten" Young Alumni Recognition Award. In 2016, she was a finalist for The Rita Dove International Poetry Award and the COG Poetry Award.

She earned her BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University. She is currently earning her PhD in English at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

At UNL, Adrienne is also minoring in Art with a specialization in Photography. To view some of her images, please visit