Indiana University at Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, United States
In 1981 Christopher Cokinos received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University at Bloomington.
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
In 1991 Christopher Cokinos obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
(A prizewinning poet and nature writer weaves together nat...)
A prizewinning poet and nature writer weaves together natural history, biology, sociology, and personal narrative to tell the story of the lives, habitats, and deaths of six extinct bird species.
(In this acclaimed volume, prizewinning poet and nature wr...)
In this acclaimed volume, prizewinning poet and nature writer Christopher Cokinos takes us on an epic journey from Antarctica to outer space, weaving together natural history, memoir, and in-depth profiles of amateur researchers, rogue scientists, and stargazing dreamers to tell the riveting tale of how the study of meteorites became a modern science.
(In this brooding and daring collection of lyric prose set...)
In this brooding and daring collection of lyric prose set on the lush prairie of eastern Kansas, writer and naturalist Christopher Cokinos explores the dangers of falling too much in love with the outer world as a way of escaping a deeply fraught marriage. In landscapes both broken and bountiful, he considers the sustainable environment and the sustainable psyche while uncovering secrets and fears in order to find a hopeful, balanced self. Moving to the mountains of the West, Cokinos muses on the role of art itself in making a life worth living, discovering that art can move us as much as lovers and the land. This book grounds the whole of the self in nature, in time, and in bodies both sexual and contemplative.
(A land of austerity and bounty, the Sonoran Desert is a p...)
A land of austerity and bounty, the Sonoran Desert is a place that captures imaginations and hearts. It is a place where barbs snag, thorns prick, and claws scratch. A place where lizards scramble and pause, hawks hunt like wolves, and bobcats skulk in creosote. Both literary anthology and hands-on field guide, The Sonoran Desert is a groundbreaking book that melds art and science. It captures the stunning biodiversity of the world’s most verdant desert through words and images.
(In Christopher Cokinos' deliciously horrifying new book, ...)
In Christopher Cokinos' deliciously horrifying new book, The Underneath, an unnerving ventriloquism occurs - narratives of abuse, abandonment, and assault are tucked into the folds of seemingly mundane curtains, trapped beneath ceilings, behind doors. Conversing with, and ultimately reinventing the compulsions of Rene Magritte, these poems filter surrealistic concerns through neuroscience, dream through allusion.
In 1981 Christopher Cokinos received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University at Bloomington. In 1991 he obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
From 1991 to 1997 Christopher Cokinos was an instructor at Kansas State University, then a visiting assistant professor from 1997 to 2000, and an assistant professor of English from 2000 to 2002. He served as president of the Kansas Audubon Council from 1996 to 1998. In 1997 Cokinos was a co-founder of Sustainable Manhattan.
In 2002 he became an assistant professor of English and adjunct assistant professor of environment and society at Utah State University. In 2006 Christopher was a volunteer at Bear River Watershed Council. In May 2011 he left Utah State University, where he taught for nine years.
(In this acclaimed volume, prizewinning poet and nature wr...)2009
(In this brooding and daring collection of lyric prose set...)2013
(In Christopher Cokinos' deliciously horrifying new book, ...)2018
(A prizewinning poet and nature writer weaves together nat...)2000
(A land of austerity and bounty, the Sonoran Desert is a p...)2016
(This is a collection of poetry.)1993
Christopher Cokinos is a member of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Northern Flint Hills Audubon Society, Sustainable Manhattan.
On May 14, 1988 Christopher Cokinos married Elizabeth Caroline Dodd. Currently, he lives with his partner, the writer Kathe Lison.