Christine Perrin

Christine Perrin, MFA

Professor, Author

Christine Perrin has taught literature and writing at Johns Hopkins University, Gordon College’s Orvieto Program, the Nashotah House Seminary, through the Pennsylvania Arts Council to students of all ages, and at Covenant Christian Academy where her husband was headmaster for a decade and where her children attended K–12. She taught at Messiah University for over 20 years in various capacities, most recently in the Literature, Language, and Writing Department and as Director of Writing. She consults with classical schools in curriculum development and faculty development and speaks regularly at the CIRCE Institute. She participates in the Society for Classical Learning as a Mid-Atlantic Alcuin fellow. She is a two-time recipient of the PA Arts Council Artists Fellowship and a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Fellowship. She is the poetry editor, along with her son Noah, of Forma Journal. She’s published The Art of Poetry (about poetry) and Bright Mirror (poems). She was the content editor for Classical Academic Press for the Writing and Rhetoric curriculum series. She attended Johns Hopkins as an undergraduate and the University of Maryland for her MFA. Her research interests include participatory reading and other practices in the literature classroom as well as educating the poetic imagination and the nature and recovery of a musical education. Her children, grandchildren, and godchildren are active in her own imagination and work.