Biography of Christianne Balk (1953 – )
Christianne Balk is the author of two books of poetry; Bindweed (MacMillan, 1986) and Desiring Flight (Purdue University Press, 1995). Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including the Atlantic, Pequod, Harper’s and the New Yorker.
She writes about land, landscape, wind, rock, bird, plant and animal, river and ocean as if to record as well as to protect. At the center of her work is a profound reverence for the scaffolding of the earth itself, a willingness to embrace the continual cycles of disintegration and growth we are all part of.
Christianne lives with her family in Seattle, Washington.