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Christie Henry

Christee Henry

Current Vocation: Poet, Artist and Manager of The Grit
Christee Henry is a poet and artist who's lived in Athens for 4 years. She graduated with degrees in Creative Writing and Philosophy from Emory University before relocating to Athens to pursue her creative practice and develop as an independent researcher. She completed an honors thesis— a full length poetry manuscript— while in college under the supervision of Kevin Young. Since then, she has had poetry published at several outlets, including as a digital chapbook from Ghost City Press and in a fanzine for Neon Genesis Evangelion. When she's not waiting tables or making art, she enjoys streaming on Twitch and collecting records.

Interests and Accomplishments

  • I had a free digital chapbook of poems, titled Heatstroke, published by Ghost City Press in 2019.
  • In 2014,  I began working as a researcher on a digital humanities project charting the social networking surrounding The New American Poetry 1945-1960.
  • From 2016 to 2017, I interned at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library's archives assisting the Digital Library of Georgia with a project digitizing archival records of old issues of Flagpole.
  • I was a group leader for Winter Tangerine's 2017 trans-and-gender-nonconforming online writing workshop.
  • I am currently working on a sci-fi novel about simulated realities, a collection of poems about gender reveal parties, a zine in the voice of my pop star persona DiDi G, and a graphic novel memoir.

Top 5 Films

  • Ten dir. Abbas Kiarostami
  • Fallen Angels dir. Wong Kar-wai
  • Moonlight dir. Barry Jenkins
  • Vagabond dir. Agnès Varda
  • Millennium Actress dir. Satoshi Kon

Top 5 Books

  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • A Thousand Plateaus by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari
  • The Waves by Virginia Woolf
  • Phenomenology of Perception by Maurice Merleau-Ponty
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Top 5 Songs

  • “If I Was Your Girlfriend” by Prince
  • “Bros” by Panda Bear
  • “Color of Anyhow” by Beverly Glenn-Copeland
  • “Come On Home” by Lijadu Sisters
  • “Corridor of Dreams” by the Cleaners from Venus