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Christos Kalli grew up in Cyprus, a beautiful but split island that takes up the smallest space on the global map. His poems—sometimes about the colonization of Cyprus, sometimes about the rarely talked about parts of the body—have been published in Salt Hill, Muzzle, Ninth Letter, The Adroit Journal, the National Poetry Review, Radar, The Hollins Critic, the minnesota review, Dunes Review, Hobart, and The Penn Review. An avid critic, his writing is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books and he frequently writes about contemporary poetry collections for the Harvard Review, the Hopkins Review, Poetry Northwest, World Literature Today, and the Los Angeles Review. He read English at the University of Cambridge before joining, in 2021, the University of Texas, Austin for his PhD, where his scholarship focuses on the social life and political interventions of poetry. In addition to editing The Cambridge Pamphlet, he has been an Associate Poetry Editor of Stirring and has served on the editorial board of The Adroit Journal (2017-2019). An enthusiastic public speaker and instructor, he currently teaches a course on the Beatles and in January 2023 he will present at the MLA a paper on toxic substances in the poetry of second-generation Vietnamese American refugees. Please contact him if you want to share a thought, work with him, or just say hello!

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