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Christian Wiman is an American poet and editor. He was born (1966) and raised in West Texas and is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. He has taught at Northwestern University, Stanford University, Lynchburg College in Virginia, and the Prague School of Economics. Since 2003, he has been editor of the oldest and most prestigious American magazine of verse, Poetry .

His first book of poetry, The Long Home, won the prestigious Nicholas Roerich Prize. His most recent book, reviewed by The New York Times Sunday Book Review, is Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet (Copper Canyon Press, 2007) "a collection of personal essays and critical prose on a wide range of subjects: reading Paradise Lost in Guatemala, recalling violent episodes from the poet's youth, traveling in Africa with an eccentric father, as well as a series of penetrating essays on poets, poetry, and poetry's place in our lives. The book concludes with a portrait of Wiman's diagnosis with a rare cancer, and a clear-eyed declaration of what it means ... for an artist and a person ... to have faith in the face of death."

His poems, criticism, and personal essays appear widely in such magazines as The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, The New York Times Book Review, and The New Yorker. Clive James describes Wiman’s poems as being “insistent on being read aloud, in a way that so much from America is determined not to be. His rhymes and line-turnovers are all carefully placed to intensify the speech rhythms, making everything dramatic: not shoutingly so, but with a steady voice that tells an ideal story every time.” Wiman lives in Chicago.

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Total Books: 16
He Held Radical Light The Art of Faith the Faith of Art
Hammer Is the Prayer Selected Poems
2017 - Hammer Is the Prayer Selected Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780374537319
ISBN-10: 0374537313
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Hammer Is the Prayer Selected Poems
2016 - Hammer Is the Prayer Selected Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374167745
ISBN-10: 0374167745
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Once in the West Poems
2015 - Once in the West Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780374535704
ISBN-10: 0374535701
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Plough Quarterly No 2 Building Justice
2014 - Plough Quarterly No 2 Building Justice (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780874866070
ISBN-10: 0874866073
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Once in the West Poems
2014 - Once in the West Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374227012
ISBN-10: 0374227012
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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My Bright Abyss Meditation of a Modern Believer
My Bright Abyss Meditation of a Modern Believer
Stolen Air Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
2012 - Stolen Air Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062099426
ISBN-10: 0062099426
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Every Riven Thing Poems
2011 - Every Riven Thing Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780374533069
ISBN-10: 0374533067
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Every Riven Thing Poems
2010 - Every Riven Thing Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374150365
ISBN-10: 0374150362
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Ambition and Survival Becoming a Poet
2007 - Ambition and Survival Becoming a Poet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556592607
ISBN-10: 1556592604
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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The Long Home
2007 - The Long Home (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556592690
ISBN-10: 1556592698
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Hard Night
2005 - Hard Night (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556592201
ISBN-10: 1556592205
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Long Home Winner of the 1998 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize
1998 - The Long Home Winner of the 1998 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize [Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781885266675
ISBN-10: 1885266677
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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