About Christina PughChristina Pugh is an American poet and professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of five books of poems, including Stardust Media (University of Massachusetts Press, 2020), which was awarded the Juniper Prize for Poetry; 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.
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