Christine Klocek-Lim spends most of her time daydreaming—which isn’t much different from what she did as a girl in northeast Pennsylvania, as a college student in Pittsburgh, as a twenty-something technical writer in New York City, and as a young mother in suburban New Jersey. For the past decade or so she’s been dream-surfing in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.
She received the 2009 Ellen La Forge Memorial Prize in poetry. She has one young adult novel, Disintegrate, a sci-fi romance, Who Saw the Deep, and four chapbooks: Ballroom – a love story, Cloud Studies – a sonnet sequence, How to photograph the heart, and The book of small treasures. Her full-length collection, Dark Matter, was published by Aldrich Press in 2015.
Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for 3 Quarks Daily’s Prize in Arts & Literature, Black Lawrence Press’ Black River Chapbook Competition, the Kenneth & Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize, as well as a semi-finalist for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, the Sawtooth Poetry Prize, the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, and for the Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prizes.
- 2015 – Full Moon Sillhouettes – nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press.
- 2011 – Coventina – nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Touch: The Journal of Healing.
- 2011 – Coventina, Jeremiel, Phoenix – Editor’s Choice in Touch: The Journal of Healing.
- 2011 – The book of small treasures – runner-up in the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award 2011, New England Poetry Club.
- 2011 – Dark matter manuscript – finalist in the Kenneth & Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize.
- 2010 –The unnamed – nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Touch: The Journal of Healing.
- 2010 – Star streams of the Splinter Galaxy – nominated for Best of the Net anthology 2009 by Diode.
- 2010 –Silence speaks – nominated for Best of the Net anthology 2009 by Holly Rose Review.
- 2010 – Dark matter manuscript – semi-finalist in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.
- 2010 – Finalist for 3 Quarks Daily’s Prize in Arts & Literature for poem: How to photograph the heart
- 2009 – awarded the Ellen La Forge Poetry Prize (previously the Grolier prize) for six of her astronomy poems from her Dark matter manuscript. She was informed that: “. . .your submission was the unanimous choice of our judges. . .”
- 2009 – Dark matter manuscript – semi-finalist in the Sawtooth Poetry Prize.
- 2009 – Dark matter manuscript – semi-finalist in the University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series.
- 2009 – Dark matter manuscript – semi-finalist in the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry.
- 2009 – Unmended Daughter – nominated for Best of the Net anthology 2008 by Shit Creek Review.
- 2009 – Quantum Archives manuscript – semi-finalist in the Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook competition.
- 2006 – Finalist for Nimrod‘s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.
- 2006 – “Commended Award” in the Margaret Reid Contest for Traditional Verse for her poem, ”Tonight I walked into the sunset”. This poem was also featured in MiPOradio’s The Countdown, Episode 15.
- March 2005 – “Featured Poet-of-the-Quarter” – the Aurorean showcased her work as its and in 2004 Inside Out, a poetry anthology, featured her photos and poetry.
- Interview at Author Island – Who Saw the Deep
- Interview at ARe Cafe: Emily Weaver from Disintegrate interviews her author
- Interview at Sizzling Hot Young Adult Books
- Interview at Upper Rubber Boot: Christine Klocek-Lim, author of Disintegrate
- Interview at couplets: a multi-author poetry blog tour, Joanne Merriam, it requires practice, a lot of it, April 9, 2012
- Interview with Christine Klocek-Lim with Brigita Pavshich, interview by Brigita Pavshich in All Things Girl
- Interview with poets published by GOSS183::CASA Menendez, interview by Didi Menendez
- Ten Questions for Poetry Editors-Christine Klocek-Lim, interview by Nic Sebastian
- women of the web wide poetry world, interview by Didi Menendez
- Poetic Portal, interview by Aurora Antonovic.
- A feature article about Poem Sparks, Christine’s poetry prompts, appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, now appears on the columnist’s website.