Christopher Stephen Soden

: Poet, playwright, theatre critic, spoken word.

Artist Overview

I began my vocation as a serious, dedicated poet at the age of 18. I am now 62. I earned my MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Vermont College of Fine Arts  in January of 2005. My poetry collection: Closer, was published by QueerMojo in June of 2011. I have taught poetry workshops for over 15 years, and teach literature in Continuing Education at Richland. I have written short plays that have been produced locally. I have judged poetry contests and guest classes and lectured. I have reviewed local theatre for over 10 years and currently write for Dallas Art Beat and

Artist Bio & Experience


Christopher Stephen Soden received his MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts in January of 2005. He teaches craft, theory, genre and literature. He’s written poetry, plays, literary, film and theatre critique for sharpcritic.con, EdgeDallas and John Garcia’s The Column. Christopher’s poetry collection, Closer was released by Rebel Satori Press on June 14th, 2011. He received a Full Fellowship to Lambda Literary's Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. His performance piece: Queer Anarchy received The Dallas Voice's Award for Best Stage Performance. Water and A Christmas Wish were staged at Bishop Arts and Every Day is Christmas. In Heaven at Nouveau 47. Other honors include: Distinguished Poets of Dallas, Poetry Society of America's Poetry in Motion Series, Founding Member, President and President Emeritus of The Dallas Poets Community. His work has appeared in: Rattle, The Cortland Review, 1111, G & L Review, Chelsea Station, Glitterwolf, Collective Brightness, A Face to Meet the Faces, Resilience, Ganymede Poets : One, Gay City 2, The Café Review, The Texas Observer, Sentence, Borderlands, Off the Rocks, The James White Review, The New Writer, Velvet Mafia, Poetry Super Highway, Gertrude, Touch of Eros, Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians, Windy City Times, ArLiJo, Best Texas Writing 2

Artistic Services I can provide

Teaching, lecturing and theatre, film and book review.

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