CHRISTIE- THE HOUSING
CHRISTIE-THE HOUSING-A.V. Christie, co-winner of the 2004 Robert McGovern Publication Prize, is also the winner of the 1996 National Poetry Series for her book Nine Skies. She has won Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Maryland and Pennsylvania State Arts Councils as well as from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation.
The Housing, in its double duty as noun and verb, perfectly articulates both the material contents and the strategic habits of these poems. The poet explores issues of search and solitude, stability and instability, home and homelessness, and how the simple abrasions of the world will reveal what it means to be an in-dweller and an outcast.