Wild Ride Home: Love, Loss, and a Little White Horse was released this spring by Arcade/Skyhorse. Parts of the book appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com, Psychology Today and Iowa Review. We will join her in discussing the themes of loss, grief, illness, and joy. She will also reveal what surprises she found along the way, including an Arabian Horse who helped her forge a new self.
Christine Hemp has aired her essays and poems on NPR; she has sent a poem of hers into space on a NASA mission to monitor the birth of stars; and her program Connecting Chord has united cops and youth offenders—in Britain and the U.S.—through poetry. She is a speaker for Humanities Washington; her talk, “From Homer to #hashtags,” addresses our rapidly changing language. She teaches at Hugo House Seattle and the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival. She lives on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula with two horses, two cats, and one husband.