Christina Cook

Philadelphia, PA

Author's Bio

Christina Cook is the author of A Strange Insomnia (Aldrich Press, 2016), Ricochet (Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press, 2016), and Lake Effect (Finishing Line Press), which won the 2012 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. 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

A Strange Insomnia
(Aldrich Press, 2016)
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, Crazyhorse, Diagram, The Dos Passos Review, Fringe Magazine, Front Porch, Grist: The Journal for Writers, Harpur Palate, Hayden's Ferry Review, inch, Interpoezia, Lunarosity, New Ohio Review, Nimrod, Painted Bride Quarterly, 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
Lake Effect
(Finishing Line Press, 2012)
, Richochet
(Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press, 2018)
Prizes Won: 
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: 
Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life and Teachings by Gary Lachman

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Old Lyme, CT
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Last updated: Dec 29, 2017