Christine Lahey has been teaching in the Liberal Arts Department at CCS for almost 35 years, specializing in interdisciplinary studies and fairy tales.
She has created a number of courses such as Imaging: Visual/Verbal Crossovers and The Fairy Tale: Art, Literature and Film which reflect her interests in art as a matrix for civilization and language. Lahey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude and a Master’s degree in English, along with a graduate cognate in Art History, from Wayne State University where she has completed all the coursework toward the Ph.D.
Lahey is a recipient of the University of Michigan’s Avery Hopwood Award for Poetry as well as a Creative Artist Award from the Michigan Council for the Arts for her Black Night Series, a multimedia fusion of poetry and photography. Her poetry has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review and The Ohio Journal as well as several anthologies including All’s Normal Here: A Charles Bukowski Primer and Abandon Automobile: Detroit City Poetry (Wayne State University Press). Her poem, “Dan’s Shoe Repair: 1959” was selected by the editor for both the first and the revised editions of Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust (2007). Most recently, her family’s long emigrant history (since 1648) in New France (Quebec) has framed her work.