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educator , poet

Christina Anne Pugh, American poet, educator. Ruth Lilly Poetry fellowship Poetry magazine, 2000, Whiting fellowship for the humanities Whiting Foundation, 1997-1998; recipient Grolier Poetry prize Ellen La Forge Memorial Foundation, 2000, Scott prize for excellence in modern languages Wesleyan University, 1988.


Pugh, Christina Anne was born on February 18, 1966 in Buffalo. Daughter of Walter Davis and Sybil Humphries Pugh.


Bachelor in English and French, Wesleyan University, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, Harvard University, 1998. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Emerson College, 2001.


Tutor in literature Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994-1998, lecturer in literature, 1998-2001. Instructor poetry workshop Grub St. Writers Group, Somerville, 2000. Instructor honors program Emerson College, Boston, 1999-2001.

Assistant professor creative writing City University of New York, College Staten Island, 2001—2002. Visiting assistant professor English Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2002—2005. Assistant professor English University Illinois, Chicago, since 2005.

Assistant to the director Blacksmith House Reading Series, Cambridge, 2000-2001. Panel chair Poetics of Space Conference, State University of New York Binghamton, 2000. Organizer graduate student conference Comparative Literature Department Harvard University, coordinator Ford Foundation Research Group, 1994-1996.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Gardening at Dusk, 2002, Rotary, 2004 (Word Press First Book prize 2003). Contributor poetry to professional publications.


Member Modern Language Association, International Association of Philosophy and Literature, American Comparative Literature Association, Phi Beta Kappa.


Walter Davis

Sybil Humphries Pugh