Christopher Nelson

Christopher Nelson was born in Heber City, Utah, and studied at Dixie College and Southern Utah University. He is the author of Blood Aria and three chapbooks: Blue HouseCapital City at Midnight, recipient of the 2014 BLOOM Chapbook Prize; and Love Song for the New World. He is the founder and editor of Green Linden Press and the journal Under a Warm Green Linden, named by Entropy Magazine as one of the best journals of 2017, and three times a finalist for the CLMP Firecracker Award.  

Among his honors are fellowships from the Poetry Society of America and the Jacob K. Javits Foundation, and inclusion in the Best New Poets series. His poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Image, Long Poem Magazine, The Missouri Review, RHINO Poetry, Salamander, The Seattle Review, and elsewhere. 



Blood Aria (University of Wisconsin Press, 2021)

Love Song for the New World (Seven Kitchens Press, 2019)

Capital City at Midnight (BLOOM, 2016)

Blue House (Poetry Society of America, 2009)


"Hallucination with Four Fathers"

"This Time Thistles"


"Landscape with Parallax"

Reading at the University of Arizona Poetry Center

Speedway & Swan: A Conversation with Brian Blanchfield