Christopher Moncrieff

Christopher Moncrieff is a European poet, linguist and literary translator from French, German and Romanian, and is descended from the Scots poet, Robert Burns. His work is widely published in the UK, the USA and Romania, and an illustrated collection of poetry, Tabac Blond, was launched in November 2019. Another illustrated collection, Someone Else’s Dreams, is due for publication in early 2021, and he is currently working on a new, three-part cycle of poems. 

Before beginning to write full-time he served as a professional soldier in Europe, Northern Ireland, the Near East and North America during the Cold War, then went on to produce multi-media and son et lumière-style shows in Germany, France, Britain and the USA, and has lived for long periods in Paris and Los Angeles. As a result, he has much experience in cross-disciplinary projects. He read Theology at Oxford, where his tutor was Kallistos Ware, and has qualifications in design as well as on the military staff. A frequent traveller in Central and Eastern Europe, which is a profound influence on his writing, he speaks several languages of the region, including Romanian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Aromanian and Greek, has a working knowledge of a number of others, and spent three months in a Greek Orthodox monastery. 

He is an award recipient and Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, in which capacity he was the Writing Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge from October 2018-December 2019, has mentored young adults on the autism spectrum, and takes an active interest in the wider acceptance of neuro and gender diversity – themes that appear in his poetry.

He is also working on other RLF projects, and in 2021 will be the first Writer in Residence at the Institute of Science and Technology at the University of Vienna.

Christopher Moncrieff

Christopher Moncrieff is a European poet, linguist and literary translator from French, German and Romanian, and is descended from the Scots poet, Robert Burns. His work is widely published in the UK, the USA and Romania, and an illustrated collection of poetry, Tabac Blond, was launched in November 2019. Another illustrated collection, Someone Else’s Dreams, is due for publication in early 2021, and he is currently working on a new, three-part cycle of poems.

Before beginning to write full-time he served as a professional soldier in Europe, Northern Ireland, the Near East and North America during the Cold War, then went on to produce multi-media and son et lumière-style shows in Germany, France, Britain and the USA, and has lived for long periods in Paris and Los Angeles. As a result, he has much experience in cross-disciplinary projects. He read Theology at Oxford, where his tutor was Kallistos Ware, and has qualifications in design as well as on the military staff. A frequent traveller in Central and Eastern Europe, which is a profound influence on his writing, he speaks several languages of the region, including Romanian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Aromanian and Greek, has a working knowledge of a number of others, and spent three months in a Greek Orthodox monastery.

 

He is an award recipient and Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, in which capacity he was the Writing Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge from October 2018-December 2019, has mentored young adults on the autism spectrum, and takes an active interest in the wider acceptance of neuro and gender diversity – themes that appear in his poetry.

He is also working on other RLF projects, and in 2021 will be the first Writer in Residence at the Institute of Science and Technology at the University of Vienna.

Portrait and other drawings by Emily Carrington Freeman www.emilycarringtonfreeman.wordpress.com