Christian McEwen, author of World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down (Bauhan Publishing, 2011), was born in London and grew up in the Borders of Scotland. Christian’s new play “Legal Tender: Women & the Secret Life of Money” will be performed in March of 2014. Upcoming teaching sessions include a workshop at the renowned Omega Institute in New York’s Hudson Valley in July of 2014. For many years, Christian taught poetry to teachers through Lesley University.
She has also worked as a writer-in-the-schools through the Teachers & Writers Collaborative and Alternative Literary Programs. Her most recent anthologies are Jo’s Girls: Tomboy Tales of High Adventure, True Grit & Real Life (Beacon Press, 1997), and, with Mark Statman, The Alphabet of the Trees: A Guide to Nature Writing (Teachers & Writers, 2000). A collection of her poems, In the Wake of Home, was published by Meadowlark Press in 2004.
She has also edited the anthologies, Naming the Waves: Contemporary Lesbian Poetry and, with Sue O’Connell, Out the Other Side: Contemporary Lesbian Writing, both published by Virago Press in the U.K. (1988), and Crossing Press in the U.S. (1989).
She has written for the Nation and the Village Voice, and her poems and essays have been widely published. McEwen has taught poetry, environmental literature and creative writing at a number of different venues, including The Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, Williams College, Smith College, and Lesley University. She has been a fellow, several times, at the Yaddo and MacDowell colonies, and currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Her website is www.christianmcewen.com.