Christopher Nelson is the author of Blue House, published in the Poetry Society of America's Chapbook Series; Capital City at Midnight, recipient of the 2014 BLOOM Chapbook Prize; and Love Song for the New World, published in the Seven Kitchens Press Editor's Series. Among his honors are a fellowship from the Jacob Javits Foundation, inclusion in Best New Poets 2012, and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize.
In 2008 he founded Under a Warm Green Linden, an online poetry journal featuring original poetry, reviews, and interviews with established and emerging poets intended to deepen, illuminate, and complicate an understanding of their work. In 2015 he expanded the project to include Green Linden Press, which publishes a broadside series and a chapbook series. Through the Press's green mission—to give a portion of proceeds to reforestation efforts—he has helped plant over 400 trees.