College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Christopher Arigo
Assistant Professor

Chris Arigo


Christopher Arigo received his MFA in Poetry from Colorado State University (2000) and his PhD in English from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2008). His first poetry collection Lit interim won the 2001-2002 Transcontinental Poetry Prize (selected by David Bromige) and was published by Pavement Saw Press (2003). His second collection In the archives (2007) was published by Omnidawn Press. He currently edits the literary journal Interim with poet Claudia Keelan.

Selected Publications

Poetry Collections

  • Lit interim (Pavement Saw Press, 2003)
  • In the archives (Omnidawn Press, 2007)
Poetry in Journals
  • Poems in numerous journals, such as Colorado Review, Five Fingers Review, Laurel Review, New American Writing 
Poetry in Anthologies
  • Diagram: A Second Print Anthology, Ander Monson, Ed. (New Michigan Press, 2006)
Other Publications
  • Numerous book reviews, scholarly essays, and translations in Colorado Review, American Book Review, Pleiades, Transcribe, Cricket Online Review, HOW2 and many other publications.
Research and Teaching Interests
  • Poetry writing
  • 20th century poetry and poetics
  • Contemporary poetry and poetics
  • Ecopoetics and Ecocriticism











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