Christopher Bakken, Program Director

Christopher Bakken, is the author of the culinary memoir, Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table, as well as three books of poetry, Eternity & Oranges, Goat Funeral and After Greece. He is also co-translator of The Lions’ Gate: Selected Poems of Titos Patrikios. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, The Iowa Review, and Best American Poetry 2016. Bakken holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from University of Houston, and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Columbia University. He has twice served as a Fulbright Scholar, at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and at the University of Bucharest, and he is currently the Frederick F. Seely Professor of English at Allegheny College. Bakken won Food & Wine Magazine’s Best Burger Contest in 2005 and has cooked live on the CBS Saturday Morning Early Show. He organizes an organic produce cooperative out of his garage in Pennsylvania.

Honey, Olives, Octopus

David Mason reviews Honey, Olives, Octopus in the Wall Street Journal

Hunting for Octopus and Cooking for Michael Pollan: An Interview with Christopher Bakken

Pod-chat about where to eat in Greece with Seth @ Taste Trekkers

Eternity & Oranges, Pitt Poetry Series