Christina Pugh’s books of poems include Perception (Four Way Books, 2017), Grains of the Voice (Northwestern University Press, 2013), Restoration (Northwestern University Press, 2008) and Rotary (Word Press, 2004), which received the Word Press First Book Prize; and the chapbook Gardening at Dusk (Wells College Press, 2002). Her poems have appeared widely. Pugh was recently awarded a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship to complete her fifth book of poems, Stardust Media. Her honors have also included the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, an individual artist fellowship in poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, the Grolier Poetry Prize, an AWP Intro Journals Award, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry. She lives in Evanston, IL and is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to her teaching, she is Consulting Editor for Poetry magazine.