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Christian McEwen
(1956 - living) U.K.

Christian McEwen

Writer and editor


Born in London, she grew up in the Scottish Borders. She studied Social Anthropology and English Literature at King's College, Cambridge, and English and American Literature at Berkeley, California.

In 1979 McEwen moved to the USA where she settled in New York. She has worked as a teacher and editor, and her writings have appeared in publications such as the lesbian journals Sinister Wisdom and Feminary. Christian's poems, essays and reviews have appeared in Granta, The American Voice, The Nation and the Voice Literary Supplement.

She has worked as a writer-in-the-schools for ALPS, City Lore, and the Teachers & Writers Collaborative. She also teaches poetry through the Creative Arts in Learning Program at Lesley College.


Her work include:

  • Naming the Waves: Contemporary Lesbian Poetry (1988)
  • Out the Other Side: Contemporary Lesbian Fiction (1988)
  • Jo's Girl: Tomboy Tales of High Adventure (1997)
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