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Christina Pugh

Christina Pugh is the author of two books of poems: Restoration (Northwestern University Press /TriQuarterly Books, 2008) and Rotary (Word Press, 2004), which received the Word Press First Book Prize. She has also published a chapbook, Gardening at Dusk (Wells College Press, 2002). 

Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, and other periodicals, as well as in anthologies such as Poetry 180 Her honors have included the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Grolier Poetry Prize, the Illinois Arts Council’s individual artist fellowship in poetry, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship for the Humanities, and residencies at the Ragdale and Ucross colonies. Pugh’s criticism has recently appeared in Poetry, Verse,
Ploughshares, and The Emily Dickinson Journal. She is an associate professor in the Program
for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is also Director of Undergraduate
Studies in the English department.