Wild Flight introduces us to an important new voice. . . language infused with wisdom and verbal ingenuity. . . mesmerizing passion. The major players and those in the shadows are given equal opportunity to speak in the strong music of this book. This is a poetry of the highest imagination, and the most energetic intelligence, written by a poet with a keen eye and a large spirit.  Her hard look at this life is made beautiful by her art.”

Anthologies where Christine's work appears include:

A Constellation of Kisses (Terrapin Books, 2019)
Next Line, Please (Cornell University Press, 2018)
Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press, 2017)
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)
Composing Poetry (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2016)
America is Not the World (Pankhearst Press, 2016)
Poetry in Michigan/Michigan in Poetry (Western Michigan University Press, 2013)
Best New Poets 2007 (Meridian, 2007)
Mona Poetica (Mayapple Press, 2005)

Journals include:

5 AM, American Journal of Poetry, American Scholar, Asheville Poetry Review, Atlanta Review, Crab Orchard Review, Cyphers, Drunken Boat, First Line, Gargoyle Magazine, Gettysburg Review, Green Mountains Review, Here Comes Everyone, Iron Horse Literary Review, Literal Latte, Louisville Review, MacGuffin, Margie, Michigan Quarterly Review, Midwestern Gothic, Pamplemousse, Panoply, Poetry Daily, Rascal, Rattle, River Styx, Southern Poetry Review, Southern Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Spillway, The Writer's Almanac, Verse Daily, Vox Populi

Wild Flight
Winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Competition in Poetry
120 pages, ISBN 978-0896726215 Cloth, 978-0896726673 Paper
“Christine Rhein makes a stunning debut in Wild Flight, distinguishing herself immediately with poems of grace and intelligence. . .  Her eye for detail, the rhythms and timing of her lines, the sureness and finesse of her prosody all reflect how she designs her poems as vehicles for her keen sense of paradox. Turning her eye toward science, technology, human relationships, love and war, she never merely describes a thing, but persuades us to a point of view that is subtle and sophisticated, sympathetic but challenging, funny and almost warm to the touch with each living moment.”
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  Verse Wisconsin
  Catherine Jagoe
  Poetry Matters Review
  Nancy Chen Long
“One of the mysteries of human life is that it is never an individual journey, a truth that Christine Rhein discovers over and over in this remarkable first book. In Wild Flight, she walks us artfully through the histories she comes from and those she is witness to in our time. . . The personal is political in these large-minded poems, and the political personal.”
—Roger Mitchell
—Laura Kasischke
—Molly Peacock