Christy Barnes

Adjunct Instructor of Writing

Email: christybarnes@spu.edu
Office: Peterson Hall 200

Christina Lee Barnes is a poet, essayist, and educator whose work can be found in The Seattle Times, Prairie Schooner, Cream City Review, Stirring, The Toast, Apeiron Review, Tin House’s “Broadside Thirty,” Twyckenham Notes, and elsewhere. She was also a contributor to the anthology Adam, Eve and the Riders of the Apocalypse (Wipf & Stock), received an honorable mention in Ruminate’s Janet McCabe Poetry Prize, and was chosen to attend the 2015 AROHO Ghost Ranch Writing Retreat.

As well as teaching at Seattle Pacific, Christina teaches poetry to students in Seattle Public Schools through the Seattle Arts and Lectures WITS program, and works as a program coordinator in the Seattle Pacific School of Education. She is a native of Los Angeles and has recently relocated to Seattle after ten years of teaching English and ESL at a public school in the Los Angeles area.