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Christine Hemp's essays and poetry are heard on NPR's Morning Edition and are published widely. One of her poems is aboard a NASA mission to monitor pre-natal stars, and her poetry program, which brokers peace between police and youth offenders, has paved new ground in Britain and the U.S. Recent awards include Harvard University Extension's Conway Award for Teaching Writing; a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship; First Runner-Up in the Iowa Award for Literary Non-Fiction, and a Vermont Studio Center residency fellowship. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington.