Christopher Locke was born in Laconia, NH in 1968. His poems and prose have appeared in over 100 publications around the world, including The Literary Review, Poetry, Tears in the Fence, The Stinging Fly, and twice on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Chris has received several awards for his poetry, including the 2007 Dorothy Sargent Memorial Poetry Prize, and grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain), and OBRAS Artist Center (Portugal). He was a Finalist for the Salmon Run Press National Poetry Book Award, co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. His previous two chapbooks of poems are Slipping Under Diamond Light (2002), and How To Burn (1995). Chris is the Writer-in-Residence at Shortridge Academy, a school for troubled teens in Milton, NH.