Christopher Fox Graham is the new managing editor for Kudos.
Graham, 29, a resident of West Sedona, has been deeply involved with the arts community since he moved to the Verde Valley from Tempe. For the last four years, he has been an editor, columnist and journalist in Sedona, best known for his "Sedona Underground" arts column.
Graham graduated from Arizona State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in history. He worked as senior copy editor for ASU's State Press.
As a spoken word poet, Graham has toured nationally and represented Northern Arizona four times at the National Poetry Slam. His poetry has been published in several anthologies.
Graham currently runs a poetry open mic in Sedona, serves as poetry coordinator of the annual GumptionFest arts festival and as co-chairman of the Sedona Youth Commission.
Graham has won several awards from the Arizona Newspapers Association, including sharing the 2006 Journalistic Achievement/Community Service award with Verde Valley Newspapers columnist Nate Hansen.
He can be reached at (928) 634-2241, ext. 46; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graham also will serve as managing editor for The Villager in the Village of Oak Creek. Both Kudos and The Villager are published by Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc., which also publishes The Verde Independent in Cottonwood and The Bugle in Camp Verde.
"We are really excited to have Christopher on our staff. His accomplishments in our profession speak well of him. Christopher's background will be a perfect fit for building on our already great products-- Kudos and The Villager," said VVN Publisher Pam Miller.
This is the official blog of Northern Arizona slam poet Christopher Fox Graham. Begun in 2002, and transferred to blogspot in 2006, FoxTheBlog has recorded more than 423,000 hits since 2009. This blog cover's Graham's poetry, the Arizona poetry slam community and offers tips for slam poets from sources around the Internet. Read CFG's full biography here. Looking for just that one poem? You know the one ... click here to find it.