"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

christine stoddardThis week meet Christine Stoddard, a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist. In 2014, Folio Magazine named her one of the media industry’s top 20 visionaries in their 20s for starting Quail Bell Magazine. She also is a Puffin Foundation national emerging artist. She has edited two anthologies for Quail Bell Magazine, in addition to co-authoring Images of America: Richmond Cemeteries and directing a documentary on Edgar Allan Poe.

Currently, she is completing her book, Hispanic and Latino Heritage in Virginia, for The History Press. Christine’s work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, The Feminist Wire, So to Speak, The New York Transit Museum, Bustle, Yellow Chair Review, the Poe Museum, local PBS stations, and beyond.

In early 2016, Christine will be participating in Tupelo Press’ 30/30 Project and completing a writing residency at Sundress Academy for the Arts.

Learn more about her at www.wordsmithchristine.com

More from Christine online!

The Children of Jackson Ward, an art project with a social justice perspective. http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/about/the-children-of-jackson-ward-manuscript



Brooklyn Quarterly


The Poet Time


Fourth and Sycamore




The Persistence of Poe


Everyday Seeing (from The Children of Jackson Ward)


Nine Flights


Chalk Poetry


Before Morning Sobers


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