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Christine Perrin

Christine Perrin graduated from The Johns Hopkins University (B.A.) and The University of Maryland (M.F.A.). Since then she has taught in various capacities and at different institutions including Johns Hopkins, Messiah College, Gordon College, Pennsylvania public schools (through the PA artists in education program), and a variety of non-public classical schools and conferences. Christine is the author of The Art of Poetry (Classical Academic Press) and her own poetry has been published in different journals includingTriQuarterly, Blackbird, The New England Review, Seneca Review, Image, Christianity and Literature, Agni. She has twice received fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts and from Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. Christine lives near Harrisburg, PA with her husband Christopher. They have three children: Zoe, Elle and Noah.

How “Hamilton” Is Teaching Us to Love Poetry Again

When I met the soundtrack of Hamilton, the massively popular Broadway musical that has taken the world by storm, I was astonished. I listened to borrowed CD’s on my commute to work at Messiah College where I teach academic writing, poetry, and creative writing. Never mind what the day held, I hungrily attended to these […]

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Heat & Light: How to Read Poetry Classically

Someone recently asked me what it means to read poetry classically. As I’ve been mulling over this question, I’ve been reading Andrew Louth’s book Discerning the Mystery which explores the legacy of the Enlightenment, in particular its definition of truth, and the legitimacy of the humanities’ unique way of apprehending it. It raises questions such

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