Mr. Christopher Adamson

California, United States

Member Since: 10/23/2017

Christopher J. Adamson is a California-based poet, critic, and essayist. His writing has appeared in the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and publications including ZYZZYVA, Boston Review, and Southwest Review. He holds an MFA in poetry from Vanderbilt University, and he graduated with honors from both the creative writing and journalism programs at Northwestern University. In 2017 he was a semi-finalist for the Discovery/Boston Review prize, and in Fall 2018 he will join the PhD program in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California.


Twitter Username: @christolf


  • “Arguments for the Pit” and “The Apparition of Grief Shows Itself” , ZYZZYVA Literary Magazine (September 2016)
  • “Masculine Facsimile: On Absent Fathers, Lies, Theft, and Ornithology” , Southwest Review (December 2016)
  • “Some Habits of Syntax” , West Branch (April 2017)
  • from "Blue Made of Error" , The Seattle Review (July 2017)


  • Adjunct Professor at Menlo College (August 2014 - May 2016)
  • Instructor and Mentor at College Track Oakland (August 2016 - )


  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism and English from Northwestern University (June 2010)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Vanderbilt University (May 2013)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry