Christopher Millis

Christopher Millis is the author of five books of poetry, including The Handsome Shackles (Pudding House), Impossible Mirrors (Singular Speech), and The Diary of the Delphic Oracle (La Ginestra), as well as his critically acclaimed translations of Umberto Saba, The Dark of the Sun (University Press of America). His poetry and translations have appeared widely in Europe and the United States, including in London Review of Books, The Daily Star/The International Herald Tribune (Beirut), Nuove Lettere (Italy), Fruta De Temporada (Spain), The Salmon (Ireland), Harvard Review, Missouri Review, Colorado Review, and Agni, among other venues. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and awards from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Massachusetts Arts Council, Millis is the author of four Off-Broadway productions which include his libretto for Jean Erdman’s The Shining House (Theater of the Open Eye), as well as for June Anderson’s The Magnetic Properties of Moonlight (Dance Theater Workshop) and Poems for the End of the World (Merce Cunningham Dance Studio). His one-man show Garbage Boy was produced by the New York Fringe Festival, the Cornelia Street Café, and the Saratoga Springs Summer Arts Festival. From 1996 to 2006, he was the principal art critic for The Boston Phoenix and editor of artsMedia magazine, as well as a regular contributor to National Public Radio and WGBH television. He has taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York University, and Boston University.