2011 Kentucky Senior Poet Laureate
Christine Strevinsky, 79, of Shepherdsville, is a retired assistant English professor, novelist and poet. This is her second
succesive year as Kentucky Senior Poet Laureate. She was born in Poland, grew up under the Nazi regime, and did not speak English until age 18. She came to the United States in 1949 and entered college at age 45, prior to which she was a sausage stuffer, welder, punch press operator, waitress, solderer, wirerer and mother of two sons and a daughter. Christine taught English to the native-born. Her sun sign is Capricorn.