Born in New York City, Christina Starobin attended Great Neck North Senior High School where she won a first prize in poetry in the National Senior Scholastic Writing Awards: She then attended Harvard, graduated cum laude, and went to live briefly in Los Angeles. Returning to New York, she worked at any number of office jobs and received her masters from Columbia Unversity in English and Comparative Literature, going on to get a Ph.D. from NYU in English.
In 1982 she won a Dunacan Lawrie award (35 prizes out of 33,000 entries) in Sotheby's International Poetry competition, and her prize-winning poem was published 11 years later in a British anthology alongside Robert Burns, Whitman, and Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
She has taught at St. John's, where she was nominated for teacher of the year, and at various community colleges in New York City (including Harlem) and New Jersey.
She currently lives in upstate New York and teaches writing at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America). Her poetry performance troupe WORD SALAD continues to delight audiences both near and far with original and satiric wit.
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