Christopher Nelson is the author of Blood Aria (University of Wisconsin Press, 2021) and three chapbooks: 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 Chapbook Series. He is the editor of the anthology Essential Voices: Poetry of Iran and Its Diaspora. He is the founder and editor of Green Linden Press and the journal Under a Warm Green Linden, named by Entropy Magazine as one of the best journals of 2017, and three times a finalist for the CLMP Firecracker Award.
Among his honors are a fellowship from the Jacob K. Javits Foundation and inclusion in the Best New Poets series. His poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Image, Long Poem Magazine, The Missouri Review, RHINO Poetry, Salamander, The Seattle Review, and elsewhere.