Christine Kelley earned bachelors in English Literature and History at Elizabethtown College. While a student there, she researched and designed a 27-panel literary exhibit celebrating the life of Sylvia Plath for the Lancaster Literary Guild. Her interests are primarily in 20th and 21st century poetry, but her reading is omnivorous and eclectic. She also enjoys novels, especially modern and postmodern. Among international authors, she loves the Japanese, especially Haruki Murakami and Yasunari Kawabata. Current research interests include Syrian poetry. Christine enjoys writing poetry and knitting in her spare time.