Christian Wiman is the author, editor, or translator of nine books including, most recently, Once in The West, which won the Balcones Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award. Mr. Wiman has taught at Stanford, Northwestern, Lynchburg College in Virginia, and the University of Economics, Prague. From 2003 until 2013 he was the editor of Poetry magazine, the premiere magazine for poetry in the English-speaking world. During that time the magazine’s circulation tripled, and it garnered three National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors. Mr. Wiman has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, and numerous other publications. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow and holds an honorary doctorate of humane letters from North Central College. His particular interests include modern poetry, Russian literature, the language of faith, “accidental” theology (that is, theology conducted by unexpected means), and what it means to be a Christian intellectual in a secular culture.
B.A. Washington and Lee University