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 collection Woods and Water, Wolves and Women (2012) and Evelyn As: Poems (2019), which is an imaginative retelling of the life of early model Evelyn Nesbit and the murder of the famous gilded age architect, Stanford White.
Her newest collection, The Spellbook of Fruit and Flowers, from Fomite Press, has just been released.
Butterworth-McDermott is also the founder and co-editor of Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, an 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.