Individual Author Record
Name: Christina PughPen Name: None Genre: Audience: Adult; Born: in Buffalo, NY
-- Website -- http://www.uic.edu/depts/engl/faculty/prof/cpugh/bio.htm
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Illinois ConnectionPugh lives in Evanston.
Biographical and Professional InformationChristina Pugh is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Consulting Editor for Poetry magazine. She has published numerous critical articles on poetry and poetics.
- Gardening at Dusk, Wells College Press, 2002
- Grains of the Voice: Poems, TriQuarterly, 2013
- Perception, Four Way, 2017
- Restoration, Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books, 2008
- Rotary, Word Press, 2004
Titles At Your Library
Gardening At Dusk
ISBN: B001EH48OW Wells College Press. 2002 Printed on What appears to be Handmade Paper
ISBN: 1932339345 WordTech Communications. 2004 Winner of the 2003 Word Press First Book Prize
Restoration: Poems (Triquarterly)
ISBN: 0810152053 Triquarterly. 2008
Complex and focused, this collection of poems moves along the line between waking and sleeping to reveal a narrator who is contemplating her origins as well as her future. Pugh frequently turns in her work to the image of a bed--as a source of comfort, an erotic landing, and a place for dreaming. For Pugh, dreams both obscure and reveal, their language a code to be analyzed, as in her longer meditation inspired by Freud's case history "Dora." After dipping dangerously far into dreams, Pugh's poems return to a world of activity, full of physicality before becoming calm. At the end of the book, the self is restored and can see the world through a newly formed lens taken from its dreams.
Grains of the Voice: Poems
ISBN: 0810152282 Triquarterly. 2013
Christina Pugh’s Grains of the Voice exhibits a pervasive fascination with sound in all its manifestations. The human voice, musical instruments, the sounds produced by the natural and man-made worlds—all serve at one time or another as both the framework of poems and the occasion for their lightning-quick changes of direction, of tone, of point of reference. The poems are eclectic in their allusiveness, filled with echoes—and sometimes the words themselves—of other poets, but just as often of songs both popular and obscure, of the noise of pop culture, and of philosophers’ writings. But Pugh always wears her learning lightly. Beneath the jewellike surfaces of her poems is a strenuous investigation of the nature of and need for communication and a celebration of the endless variety of its forms.
ISBN: 1935536885 Four Way Books. 2017
Perception consists of short poems rooted in observed objects. Using metaphoric description as well as association, the poems inhabit the objects or entities that they contemplate―ranging from paintings and shop signs to wallpaper and flower species. These poems are seeking to enact a tenor of attention―the power of singular focus―that is too easily lost in our multitasking age.
- Word Press First Book Prize, 2003
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 2015
- Ucross Foundation Residency Fellowship, 2005
- Grolier Poetry Prize, 2000
- Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Poetry Magazine, 2000
- AWP Intro Journals Award, 2000
- Whiting Fellowship for the Humanities, 1997-1998
- Lucille Medwick Memorial Award, Poetry Society of America
- Individual artist fellowship in poetry, Illinois Arts Council
- 4-Nominations for the Pushcart Prize