Adrienne Christian is an internationally-published Poet and Writer.

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

Adrienne's creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have been featured in over five dozen magazines, literary journals, and newspapers. These include The Los Angeles Review, Today's Black Woman, Jolie, Obsidian, Alimentum, and frogpond. She is a fellow of both Cave Canem and Callaloo writing residencies, and a former Executive Committee Member of the Haiku Society of America. She is currently Associate Editor at Backbone Press and Assistant Poetry Editor at Prairie Schooner. Adrienne won the 2007 University of Michigan "Five Under Ten" Young Alumni Recognition Award, and in 2016, was a finalist for both The Rita Dove Poetry Award and the COG Poetry Award.

Adrienne's poetic memoir, 12023 Woodmont Avenue, is currently available from Willow Books. Her forthcoming book of poems, A Proper Lover, is available for pre-order from Main Street Rag Publishing House. For samples of Adrienne's poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, please visit her blog at

Given that photography is translated as writing with light, Adrienne practices Fine Art Photography as an extension of her writing. To view some of her images, visit and