When work by Christina Dunhill was showcased in Anvil New Poets, (ed. Carol Ann Duffy, 1995), TLS reviewer Richard Tyrell said it was "Christina Dunhill who most catches the eye.” He also thought “the first collections of all these writers should be worth looking forward to”. The HappenStance pamphlet Blackbirds finally represents this poet's first collection.
Dunhill lives in Stoke Newington, London where she works as a creative writing tutor and consultant, also as a counsellor. (She taught on the MA in Creative Writing and Personal Development at Sussex University for five years till 2006.)
Her recent poems tend toward the magic and mythical. Michael Mackmin has published a number of what he calls her ‘fairytale psychodramas’ in The Rialto including, in No. 72, her poem based on Ancient Egyptian belief about the role of words in the afterlife, 'The Crocodile God' -- the longest poem the magazine has ever carried.
- Blackbirds, HappenStance, June 2012
- As Girls Could Boast (ed) Oscars Press, 1994)
- Sleeping Rough - (Lime Tree, 1991)
- A Girl’s Best Friend (ed), The Women’s Press, 1990
- The Boys in Blue – Women’s Challenge to the Police, Virago, 1989