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Christopher Collins

Assistant Professor of English,

Chris came to Wilmington College in the fall of 2018 with a Ph.D. in Creative Writing (Literary Nonfiction) from the University of Cincinnati. Chris is also the Director of the Quaker Writing Center.


Ph.D. in Creative Writing (Literary Nonfiction) with a cognate specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Cincinnati

M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry), Murray State University

M.Ed. in Secondary English Education, Xavier University (Ohio)

B.A. in English, Thomas More College

Dip., French Linguist, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Monterey, CA

Recent Publications:


My American Night (UGA Press, 2018).


Gathering Leaves for War (Finishing Line Press, 2013).

Nonfiction in Periodicals

“The Dark Month.” Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 67, Summer 2018, pp. 45-51.

“Come and Play.” CutBank Literary Journal, Vol. 88, Spring 2018, pp. 1-23.

“The Lesson.” Hippocampus Magazine: Memorable Creative Nonfiction, April 2018.

Poems in Periodicals

“7 North, VA Main,” Five Points: A Journal of Literature & Art, Vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 117-118.

“Some Days.” Verse Daily, 24 April 2018.

“Lesson.” Terminus Magazine, Vol. 14, October 2017, pp. 76-78.

“Passing the Neighborhood’s Lawn.” Terminus Magazine, Vol. 14, October 2017, pp. 78.

“Sleeping with Animals.” Terminus Magazine, Vol. 14, October 2017, pp. 79-81.

“Of that First Night.” Pilgrimage, Vol. 38, no. 8, 2014, pp. 11.

“Dream.” Pilgrimage, Vol. 38, no. 8, 2014, pp. 12.

Conference Activity/Participation

Papers Presented

“Ordering the Disorder of War in Literary Nonfiction.” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference 2017, Washington, D.C.

“Crawl. Walk. Run. Working with Student Veterans in the Writing Classroom.” Summer Conference on College Composition and Communication 2017, Cincinnati, OH.

“Teaching Adèle.” College English Association of Ohio 2017, Cincinnati, OH.

“Fragments #11.” William E. Colby Military Writer’s Symposium 2016, Northfield, VT.