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Christina Cook

Author's Bio

Christina Cook is the author of Ricochet (Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press, 2016), Lake Effect (Finishing Line Press), which won the 2012 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize, and A Strange Insomnia (forthcoming from Kelsay Books). Her poems, translations, essays, and book reviews have appeared in numerous journals, including Prairie Schooner, New Ohio Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Christina holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA from the University of Cincinnati. She works as a writer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Communications.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
Lake Effect (Finishing Line Press, 2012)
Journals:
ABZ, Arsenic Lobster, Baltimore Review, Barn Owl Review, Blood Orange Review, Breakwater Review, Buckle &, Cave Wall, Cerise Press, Cider Press Review, Cimarron Review, Conte, Crab Orchard Review, Diagram, Dos Passos Review, Fringe Magazine, Front Porch Journal, Grist: The Journal for Writers, Harpur Palate, Hayden's Ferry Review, inch, Interpoezia, Lunarosity, New Ohio Review, Nimrod, Poemeleon, Presence, qarrtsiluni, Silk Road, Sojourn, Sugar Mule, Survivor's Review, The Bitter Oleander, The Other Journal, Toad The Journal, Unbound Press, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Visions International
Prizes:
Christina's chapbook, Lake Effect, (Finishing Line Press, 2012) received the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize from the New England Poetry Club. Two of her poems were nominated for inclusion in the 2011 Best New Poets anthology. She was also a finalist in the 2010 SLS/Fence Magazine Poetry Contest, Black Warrior Review's 2009 Poetry Prize, and the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges

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Listing last updated: January 23, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Hartford, CT
Raised in:
Old Lyme, CT

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