Christine Leviczky Riek

poet and photographer living on the south bank of the Nicomekl


Christine Leviczky Riek is a poet and photographer from Surrey BC.

A quiet pandemic life brought creativity in new forms – the 2021 publication of one of Christine’s photographs and an accompanying lyric prose poem in #ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis, published by the International Center of Photography in New York City. In 2019, Christine was a semi-finalist for the Capilano Review’s Biofiction Prize, the 2018 1st runner-up for Pulp Literature’s Magpie Award for Poetry, and the 2017 winner of the Robin Blaser Poetry Prize awarded by The Capilano Review. She has published two chapbooks: Inventory For A Voyage [da Capo sin’ al Fine], as part of the Reading The Migration Library, and hard hack flat: songs of the nicomekl, vol. 1, published by her own press, Water Moth Press. Christine was a participant in ArtSongLab 2019, where her poem Bees, was beautifully set as an art song by composer Michael Trew, and performed at Pyatt Hall in Vancouver. A 2017 graduate of SFU’s The Writers’ Studio and a 2016 graduate of the Southbank Writers’ Program, her poetry has been published in The Capilano Review, Pulp Literature, and Emerge17.

One of Christine’s concrete docu-poetry works, PFAB: Surrey Stories, hangs in the lobby of the Surrey Central Library. In 2020, one of her pandemic photographs appeared on the walls of the International Centre of Photography in New York, in their exhibit #ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis. Her work have been shown throughout the Vancouver area: Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey Public Library, Turnbull Gallery, AlexFest, Maple Ridge ACT Gallery, The Fort Gallery, Pendulum Gallery, White Rock Community Gallery, the White Rock Pop-Up Gallery, and the SnackArt Collective in the Eastside Culture Crawl. She has contributed 300 photographs to the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Heritage Site Finder, a visual inventory of the city’s built heritage.

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