Cristina Correa

Cristina Correa

PhD Student in Comparative Literature, International Writers Track
Cornell University, MFA in Creative Writing;
University of Illinois at Chicago, MA in Latin American & Latino Studies;
Columbia College Chicago, BA in Creative Writing
research interests:
  • poetry & poetics, grief studies, environmental humanities, Black feminist theory, Caribbean & Latine studies, creative-critical writing, diaspora studies, postcolonial theory, visual studies

contact info:

    mailing address:

    • MSC 1107-146-100
      Washington University
      One Brookings Drive
      St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

    Cristina Correa is a writer and educator from Chicago, where she served youth and Latine communities for more than a decade.

    Cristina Correa’s writing and research focus on ecocriticism and grief in diasporic Caribbean & Latine poetics as a conduit for anticolonial power. Her work testifies to what she and her dead have come to bear in language that supports the ones who follow still. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from CantoMundo, Carolyn Moore Writers House, Hawthornden Foundation, Hedgebrook Foundation, and the Kenyon Review, among others. Her writing has been published, broadcast, and exhibited in venues including the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, Best New Poets series, Missouri Review, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Prairie Schooner, NPR’s Latino USA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and elsewhere.

    Micro-Reviews of Horas Imposibles (trans. Impossible Hours) and Y De Pronto Solo Bailaba (trans. And Suddenly I Was Just Dancing):

    Poems in About Place Journal, published by the Black Earth Institute:

    Micro-Review of Las Diosas Del Agua (trans. Goddesses of Water):

    Poem in the The Missouri Review Poem of the Week: