Adrienne Christian is a Writer and Photographer. She is the author of two poetry books and one photography book: CHILDREN (Elegant Books, 2024), WORN (Santa Fe Writers Project, 2021), and A PROPER LOVER (Main Street Rag, 2017). WORN was one of The Rumpus’ Most Anticipated Books of 2021.
Adrienne's poetry has been featured in Hayden's Ferry Review, World Literature Today, American Life in Poetry, and others. Her nonfiction has been featured in BUST Magazine, MS. Magazine, Today's Black Woman, African Vibes, Jolie, Next Avenue, phoebe, and others. And her photographs have been exhibited in Oro Valley, Arizona and San Antonio, Texas, and published in CALYX and other fine art journals.
In 2020, Adrienne earned her PhD in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska. While at Nebraska, she studied Fine Art Photography. In 2011, she earned her MFA in English with a concentration in Contemporary Poetics from Pacific University. And in 2001, she earned her BA in English with a concentration in 19th Century British Literature from the University of Michigan.
In 2020, Adrienne was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. Also in 2020, she won the Common Ground poetry award. In 2016, she was a finalist for the Rita Dove International Poetry Award. In 2007, she won the University of Michigan's Five Under Five Ten Young Alumni Recognition Award.