Christine Linn

Christine Linn is a writer and the director of a program that supports homeless teenagers and their children, as well as youth who are in or have aged out of foster care. She holds an MA in psychology and has studied with the Vermont Graduate School of Modern Psychoanalysis. Christine has written her entire life and is drawn to poetry and fiction that plays with form and language as a means to understand the overlap between wonder and pain. She lives in VT with her hilarious and brilliant teenaged son. This is her first published piece.

"Blue Hair" by Catherine Hall, 12x9, encaustic on canvas


The First Task of Letting Go

By Christine Linn

I. Corporeality of action. The first task of letting go: righting bodies. If I found you, I would lift your one hundred and forty-two pounds of gangle easily. I would lift those one hundred and forty-two pounds of boy-smell t-shirts…
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