Christa Fairbrother

Award Winning Author and Poet 

Hi, I'm Christa Fairbrother... 

I'm a poet who writes about chronic illness and women's issues.

Over 133 million Americans, almost half the population, and disproportionately women, live with a chronic illness.  I am one of those millions, and as a poetry lover, I don’t see us represented in poetry at the level the demographic implies. 

My work seeks to change that by bringing a creative vision to life with chronic illness.


Published Work


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The Mackinaw #3

Pleiades Spring 2024

The Calendular Review

More Poems

A Succulent Christmas in Instant Noodles vol. 3 issue 3

Airstream Dreams in Red Rose Thorns vol. 2

Art History in Hearth and Coffin vol. 3, issue 3

Brain Fog in The London Reader #26

Chile Women at Ravens Perch 

Coach Neurologist Arc Poetry Award of Awesomeness

Engagement in Cadence v. 41

Flood the Rivers in Stoneboat v.13 #2

Hunted by Lupus Dead of Winter III Anthology

I Smell the Urine of an Englishman New Feathers Spring 2024

Not A B, or a C, Roof The Sunlight Press 1/16/24

Piglet Squid in Honeyguide #7

The Lidless Eye in Of Poets and Poetry April '23

Temporarily Non-Disabled Knee Brace Press

The Urologist in DMQ Review Summer '23

Thinning in Medical Literary Messenger Winter '23

With Pain in Reapparition Journal #7

Upcoming Work


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The Resilient Poet Newsletter brings you new poems, critical analysis, discussion around chronic illness and embodied poetry 2 or three times per month.

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