Christie Collins

Christie Collins



2012 Lee Hall
Department of English
P.O. Box E
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., Cardiff University (Wales, U.K.), 2020
  • Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2013-2016
  • M.A., Mississippi State University, 2011
  • B.A., Mississippi University for Women, 2007

Teaching Interests

Creative Writing, Poetry Writing, Microfiction, Nonfiction, Southern Literature, Contemporary Southern Poetry, American Literature, and Magic Realism


Christie Collins was born and raised in the American South, and she has recently moved back to Mississippi after a decade away. She currently teaches courses in writing and literature at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. Prior to her return home, she lived in Cardiff, Wales, in the United Kingdom where she completed a Ph.D. in Critical and Creative Writing at Cardiff University. She has also taught writing and literature courses at Louisiana State University and Cardiff University. Her critical and creative work has been published in Stirring, Phantom Drift, Kenyon Review Online, North Carolina Literary Review, Entropy, Cold Mountain Review, Appalachian Heritage, Poetry South, Poetry Wales, Still: The Journal, So to Speak among others. Her chapbook titled Along the Diminishing Stretch of Memory was published in 2014 by Dancing Girl Press. Her first full length collection of poems, titled The Art of Coming Undone, is forthcoming from Eyewear Publishing in London. Christie’s creative work often focuses on questions of place, belonging, and connection, and her research focuses on contemporary poetry of the American South.

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