Swanberg has won many poetry awards and was nominated for a Pushcart. A teacher for forty years, she now gives workshops and readings around the country and was a regular presenter for The Clearing in Door County, WI for several years. Gardening, horses, traveling, music, animals, and romantic love are passions that inform her work.
Christine Swanberg has published hundreds of poems journals such The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Louisville Review, and Spoon River Quarterly. Among her collections are The Tenderness of Memory (Plainview, 1995), The Red Lacquer Room (Chiron, 2000), and Who Walks among the Trees with Charity (Wind, 2005), and The Alleluia Tree (Puddin’head Press). An internal chapbook, Sonnets and Other Incantations, is forthcoming from Minotaur.