Christopher Hopkins grew up in Neath, South Wales and currently lives in the Canterbury area of Kent with his wife and daughter and works for the NHS.
Christopher has received nominations for IPPY and two poems from the book nominated for the Pushcart Prize with his first chapbook Take Your Journeys Home..
His second chapbook is due for release summer 2018 and is titled The Last Time We Saw Strangers. Both are published by Clare Songbirds Publishing House based in New York, USA. The had been nominated for the CLMP Firecracker Award for poetry and the poem ‘Iodine’ from the book has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
His first full collection The Shape of a Tulip Bird is released November 2019 and is already getting great reviews as an outstanding book of poetry.
“This is a powerful collection, tackling the difficult subject of miscarriage and its griefs with sensitivity, grace and compelling imagery. “
Shirley Bell, Editor, impspired
“In the universe, the stars, a mustard seed or a rock pool, a kingfisher or magpie, the mystery and confusion of life are ever-present. In Hopkins’ work everything is prayer of a sort; this is poetry in love with words, colour, and the business of living.”
Katy Evan-Bush, Poet & Writer
Christopher’s poems have been widely published including The Morning Star National Newspaper, Indianapolis Review, The Cortland Review, Ink Sweat & Tears, Mojave River Review, Backlash Press, Riggwelter, Tilde, Ghost City Review, Rust + Moth, The Journal and The Blue Nib Literary Magazine.