Christopher Snook

Senior Fellow in the Humanities

Christopher Snook Christopher Snook

BA (Vind), MA (McMaster), MA (Concordia)

Christopher Snook is a Senior Fellow in the Foundation Year Program. He holds graduate degrees in English and Theology with a special interest in modernism, religion, and poetry. His interest in poetry includes his own writing practice. Christopher’s poems have appeared in Canadian, American, and Australian journals, including the Literary Review of Canada and the Cordite Review. His first collection, Tantramar Vespers, was published in 2018. An Anglican priest, Christopher has served in diverse contexts including rural indigenous communities in Northern Saskatchewan, suburban Cleveland, and the urban inner-city of Halifax. Christopher’s passion for Elvis Presley tribute artists is, he suspects, entirely unique among Foundation Year Program faculty.

Conference proceedings in print

  • “Beauty in Ancient Greek Thought.” “The Outward Sense Befriending”: The Beautiful, the True, and the Good, ed. Susan Harris. Charlottetown: St Peter Publications, 2015.
  • “Job: A History of Interpretation from Gregory the Great to William Blake.” The Biblical Job: Comfort, Righteousness, Holiness, ed. Susan Harris. Charlottetown: St Peter Publications, 2013.
  • “‘Paradise Abides’: Robert Crouse and the Preaching of the Sacred in the Modern Secular.” Recognizing the Sacred in the Modern Secular: How the sacred is to be discovered in today’s world, eds. Susan Harris and Nicholas Hatt. Charlottetown: St Peter Publications, 2011.
  • “‘So I do reverence to the image of Christ’: Icons and Iconoclasm in the Eighth Century.” Iconography: The Use of Art in Christian Worship. ed. Susan Harris. Charlottetown: St Peter Publications, 2004.

 Chapbook forthcoming

  • Tantramar Vespers, Frog Hollow Press, 2018

 Poems in print 2017-18

  • Cordite Review (Australia), “Neutral Bay, NSW”
  • Prairie Fire, “Your body, a small paradise”
  • Presence (USA), “My first war”
  • Studio (Australia), “Tidal Waves, Burin Peninsula, 1929”
  • The Windhover (USA), “These many are all ikons”
  • The Literary Review of Canada, “Tantramar Vespers”
  • The Remembered Arts Journal (USA), “What else does the body know”
  • Snapdragon (USA), “Homemaking”

Poems in 2019

  • The Listening Eye (USA)“Judgment Day” and “Night Reading after the Diagnosis”
  • St. Katherine’s Review (USA), “Illumination,” and “Everything Awakens”

Work in process

  • ‘Love bade me welcome’: Contemporary Readings of Medieval Texts for the Liturgical Year
  • Darkness on the Face of the Deep: Quaker poems (Phd proposal)