Christian Wiman


Christian Wiman is the Clement-Muehl Professor of Communication Arts at Yale Divinity School.  He has written a dozen books and edited several others, including My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer and Zero at the Bone: Fifty Entries Against Despair.  Raised in west Texas, he has traveled widely and worked at several different institutions, including the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, where for a decade he was editor of Poetry.  He lives in New Haven, CT with his wife, Danielle Chapman, and their twin daughters.

Festival Years: 2010, 2016, 2024