Christine Kitano

Christine Kitano is the author of two collections of poetry, Birds of Paradise (Lynx House Press) and Sky Country (BOA Editions), which won the Central New York Book Award and was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. She is an associate professor at Ithaca College where she teaches courses in creative writing, poetry, and Asian American literature. She is co-editor of the forthcoming They Rise Like a Wave, an anthology of Asian American women and non-binary poets. In January 2021, she was named Tompkins County Poet Laureate.