Dr Christina Thatcher is an American poet, fiction and nonfiction writer with research interests in contemporary poetry and the role of creative writing in therapeutic and community contexts. She is also interested in interdisciplinary creative writing research within the social sciences and medical humanities. She has published two poetry collections with Parthian Books: More than you were (2017) and How to Carry Fire (2020). Her third collection-in-progress won a Literature Wales Writer’s Bursary in 2018 and aims to explore the intersections between female strength and vulnerability. Christina’s recent research explores feminitiy and masculinity in the context of farm work, horse rearing and rodeo riding.