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Leigh Ann Christain

anniechristainTitle: Associate Professor of Composition and ESOL
Department: Liberal Studies
E-mail: christla@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: 208 Frisbie Hall
Office Phone: (518) 255-5712
Full CV here.

Areas of Expertise: Creative Writing, Poetry, Postmodern Literature, Beat Literature, The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Composition, ESOL

Courses Taught:
ENGL 099 – Fundamentals of College Writing
ENGL 101 – Composition I
ENGL 199 – Introduction to Creative Writing
ESOL 130 – ENGL Speakers of Other Languages
ENGL 221 – Readings in Literature
ENGL 241 – Short Story                                                                                                                         ENGL 221 – Readings in Literature
ENGL 316 – Native American Literature

About Leigh Ann:
Dr. Leigh Ann Christain is currently Associate Professor of Composition and ESOL in the Liberal Studies Department of the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. Her responsibilities include teaching a wide variety of English courses. An English BA and Philosophy & Religion BA graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, Dr. Christain earned an MA and PhD in English (with a Creative Writing concentration) from the University of South Dakota. While at USD, she was a three-year recipient of the Gladys Hasse Poetry Award and a two-year recipient of the English Department Memorial Scholarship.  Dr. Christain is a Pushcart nominee who has had poems published in such journals as Seneca Review, Arabesques Review, and The Lifted Brow, among others.

Sample Publications
Book of Poetry
Tall As You Are Tall Between Them (C&R Press)

Journals
“LAPD, Blue Child, and Low Daily Rates: No One Was Killed in the Square.” Southeast Review. 33.1 (2015)

“Puteum Abyssi: Till I Get to the Bottom and I See You Again.” Oxford Poetry. 14.2 (2012)

“The White House Tapes.” The Lifted Brow. January 17, 2012. http://www.theliftedbrow.com/?p=178

“We Do This to Simulate the Function of Digestion.” Seneca Review 38.2 (2008)

Awards
Green Mountains Review Neil Shepard Prize in Poetry for “I Took to Walking Down the Middle of Highways to Avoid Getting Shot,” “The Best Way To Go is by M&DC: Takedowns Are All Metal,” “Pageantry Reigned Supreme at the 128th Veiled Prophet Ball,” September 29, 2015

Oakland School for the Arts, Enizagam Poetry Winner for “The Game,” chosen by Chinaka Hodge, April 29, 2015.

Phoebe’s Greg Grummer Poetry Award for “Villagers Chop Them in Half, Thinking They Are Snakes,” chosen by Dean Young, May 15, 2013.

ICON’s Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest Grand Prize Winner for “The Sect which Pulls the Sinews: I’ve Seen You Handle Cocoons,” Kent State University, April 8, 2013

2011 Pushcart Nomination, “MK-Ultra 2 (Montauk):  Return Me to Houyhnhnms.”  Arsenic Lobster.

John Woods Scholarship, Prague Summer Program, Western Michigan University, February 11, 2011.

University of South Dakota English Department Gladys Hasse Poetry Prize, April 26, 2008; April 29, 2007; April 23, 2006

Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Jerry Bradley Award for Creative Writing, February 14, 2008; February 15, 2007

Communications Workers of America Southwestern Bell Corporation Writing Scholarship, 2000