Christina Pugh

Christina Pugh’s fifth book of poems, Stardust Media (University of Massachusetts Press, 2020), was awarded the Juniper Prize for Poetry. She is also the author of four previous books of poems, including Perception (Four Way Books, 2017), which was named one of the best poetry books of 2017 by Chicago Review of Books; and Grains of the Voice (Northwestern University Press, 2013).  Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Yale Review, and many other publications. She has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in poetry, as well as fellowships and awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Illinois Arts Council, the Bogliasco Foundation, and others.  She is Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago

  • She said she saw, Maya Lin and At night, I tried

    She said she saw her own veins
  • But the Avant-Garde

    did find ways to wear TV as clothing--the monitors,
  • La Bagatelle | Method | Dream Glance

    in cursive yellow hung above

    If you’ve heard the cant of the auctioneer, the
  • Imagined Corners

    At the corner where the transept cuts the nave,