Christine Butterworth-McDermott’s writing has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, River Styx, and Southeast Review, among others. She is the author of the chapbooks Tales on Tales: Sestinas (2010) and All Breathing Heartbreak (2019) and the full-length collections Woods and Water, Wolves and Women (2012) and Evelyn As: Poems (2019), which is an imaginative retelling of the life of the gilded age model Evelyn Nesbit and the murder of the famous architect, Stanford White.

Her newest collection, The Spellbook of Fruit and Flowers, from Fomite Press, has just been released and centers on flowers, fruit, and other natural objects as metaphors for toxic relationships and recovery from them.

Butterworth-McDermott is also the founder and co-editor of Gingerbread House Literary Magazinean online quarterly journal of magical poetry & prose that was active between June 2013-December 2022.

She attended Purdue University’s graduate program, where she earned an advanced degree in Creative Writing and a doctorate in English. A former teacher, Butterworth-McDermott now works as an editor and consultant. She currently lives in Texas with her husband, the writer John A. McDermott.