Christine Swanberg’s books include Tonight on This Bright Road (Erie St., 1984), Invisible String (Erie St., 1990), Bread Upon the Waters (UW:Whitewater, 1990), Slow Miracle (Lake Shore, 1992), The Tenderness of Memory (Plainview Press, 1995), The Red Lacquer (Chiron Press, 2001) and Who Walks Among the Trees (Wind Publications, KY, 2005) and The Alleluia Tree (Puddin’head Press, IL).
Hundreds of her poems have appeared in many journals such as Spoon River, The Avocet, Wind, Louisville and many others. Recently Garden Blessings, Back To Joy, Gratitude Prayers and Poems, Garden Blessings, Back to Joy, Gratitude Prayers and Poems and Earth Blessings (June Cotner Anthologies) have included Christine’s poems as well as Soundings: Poetry of Door County. An interview appears in Poets Markets 2008. Christine is a writing teacher for museums, churches, arts councils, and women’s organizations. Recent essays appear in Women on Poetry and Writing After Retirement. In Rockford she has won the Mayor’s Art (Lawrence Gloyd) Award for Education, a YWCA Leader Luncheon Award for the Arts, and the Womanspirit Award at Womanspace.
She has given readings and workshops throughout the USA, most recently Palm Beach Community Center, FL; Sedona, AZ; Poetry Rendezvous in Taos, NM; Door Country, Dickenson Series; The Clearing, Door Country, WI; and many others. Recently two of her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes by Chiron.