Christopher Janke

by | Jun 12, 2023

Christopher Janke’s first book, Structure of the Embryonic Rat Brain, won the Fence Modern Poets Series prize. His poems have been published in Harper’s, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, A Public Space, Field, Forklift Ohio, Conduit and dozens of other journals. He fixes laundry machines, tends bar, and hosts a yearly lost-and-found fashion show on 3rd Street in Turners Falls, Mass. Across the river in Greenfield, he stacks wood, cooks, writes poems and edits manuscripts for Slope Editions, where he is VP and Senior Editor. His recent series of hybrid poem/sculptures called “of the of of the of” involve lots of Plexiglas and vellum and explores the ways that words relate to non-words.