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    Poems in Volume 1
    “A Woman¹s Desperate Hands” — Pages 62-63
    “The Tablecloth” — Page 64

    Christina Hutchins is a Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies (philosophy of religion, gender/sexual studies, and poetry) at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. A graduate of the University of California at Davis and Harvard Divinity School, she has worked as a biochemist and as a Congregational minister. Currently she teaches a poetry workshop and serves as adjunct faculty at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. In addition to her chapbook, Collecting Light (Acacia Books, 1999), over 80 poems have appeared in journals such as North American Review, Nimrod, Calyx, Cream City Review, 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry, Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, and in anthologies (Harper SF, Milkweed, Hughton-Mifflin, Ashgate). She has won the Villa Montalvo Biennial Poetry Prize and has received a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Award for Poetry. Several of her poems have been set by contemporary composers, including a major vocal work by Dan Welcher which was nominated for the 2003-4 Lincoln Center Prize. She lives in Albany, California.

    Christina Hutchins: “A Woman’s Desperate Hands” by Christina Hutchins was first published in 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Literature in the premiere issue in December 2001 under the title “Between Here & There,” and is reprinted herein by permission of Christina Hutchins. “The Tablecloth” by Christina Hutchins first appeared in The Paterson Literary Review, No. 27, 1998, was later published by Acacia Books in 1999 in her chapbook, Collecting Light, and is reprinted herein by permission of Christina Hutchins and Acacia Books. Copyright © by Christina Hutchins.

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