Christina Pugh

La Bagatelle | Method | Dream Glance
April 19, 2013 Pugh Christina

La Bagatelle

 

in cursive yellow hung above

the shop          in the mall in the

seventies’  west       An aureole

taper                Platonic

chandelier         commedia  

(for Balanchine)

allegro          then marzipan

 

 

Method

 

Can the retina

glean can it

willow  (we

select):  this

marble’s

a mirror

of the bluish

in my

eye-pool

 

 

Dream Glance

 

The trunks’      slow

glimmer           as sherry

in the         glass

 

floating      branchless

o`u flotte la   blanche Ophelia

Christina Pugh’s fifth book of poems, Stardust Media, was recently awarded the Juniper Prize for Poetry and is forthcoming in 2020 from the University of Massachusetts Press.  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, and consulting editor for Poetry.