Christopher Hennessy is the author of the debut collection of poems Love-In-Idleness (2011), which was a finalist for this year’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. He has also published Outside the Lines: Talking with Contemporary Gay Poets (University of Michigan Press, 2005). Hennessy earned an MFA from Emerson College and a PhD in English literature from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He was included in Ploughshares' special "Emerging Writers" edition, and his poetry, interviews, and book reviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, Verse, Cimarron Review, the Writer's Chronicle, the Bloomsbury Review, Court Green, OCHO, Crab Orchard Review, Natural Bridge, Wisconsin Review, Brooklyn Review, Memorious, and elsewhere. Hennessy is a longtime associate editor for The Gay & Lesbian Review-Worldwide. His writing has been anthologized in Divining Divas: 100 Gay Poets on the Women Who Inspire Them, A Face toMeet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems, Love Rise Up, and other books. He lives in Boston.