Christopher Shade

is author of a novel, The Good Mother of Marseille (Paloma Press 2019), and a book of poetry, Shield The Joyous (2020). He is co-founder of Cagibi, a journal of international poetry and prose at His stories and poems have appeared widely, and he has won story awards including the 2016 Writers at Work fellowship and Pushcart nominations. He was an editor of Epiphany literary journal for five years. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, his book reviews have appeared widely.