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Christopher M. Brunt

Assistant Professor of English

Christopher Brunt is a poet and fiction writer whose work appears widely in venues such as Ploughshares, poets.org, Meridian, Copper Nickel, Bat City Review, Drunken Boat, the Cincinnati Review, and other magazines. His short fiction has been selected as a Distinguished Story by Best American Short Stories 2015 and will soon be featured on the MTA Subway Library in New York City. His first full-length collection of poetry, Kingdom of Ends, was named a finalist for the 2018 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize and the St. Lawrence Book Award. He is currently writing a novel about philosophy, slavery, and spies in the Early Enlightenment. His teaching interests include ancient and classical literatures, contemporary fiction and poetry, and interdisciplinary addiction studies. He joined the Rhodes faculty in 2017 from the University of Houston Honors College, where he was a Visiting Assistant Professor since 2014.


BA, English Literature and Political Science, University of Houston
MFA, Creative Writing, Syracuse University
PhD, English, University of Southern Mississippi