Continuing Studies Instructor
Christie Valentin-Bati is a hybrid poet, photographer, and painter with M.F.A. in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Her works "Solitude" and "Collected" received honorable mention in the 2021 and 2022 Academy of American Poets Prize judge by Amy Gerstler and Richard Meier, respectively. Her work has been commissioned by the ACLU of Illinois, exhibited in Porous Gallery. She collaborated with fabric artist Anne Wilson to exhibit in Davis Drawing Room. Her work is featured in Swamp Ape Review, Allium Magazine, Bending Genres, Drunk Monkeys, and more. She is the Managing Editor of Gourd Poetry and owns more than twenty houseplants.