Christina Cook

Philadelphia, PA
Website: 
www.christinacook.us

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

Book

A Strange Insomnia
(Aldrich Press,
2016)

Chapbook

Lake Effect
(Finishing Line Press,
2012)
Richochet
(Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press,
2018)

Journal

Sojourn
Front Porch Journal
The Other Journal
Poemeleon
Buckle &
Unbound Press
Visions International
Lunarosity
Survivor's Review
Presence
Arsenic Lobster
Harpur Palate
Cerise Press
Silk Road
Interpoezia
The Bitter Oleander
Hayden's Ferry Review
Dos Passos Review
Cave Wall
Valparaiso Poetry Review
ABZ
Crab Orchard Review
Cimarron Review
Blood Orange Review
New Ohio Review
Fringe Magazine
inch
Baltimore Review
Sugar Mule
Cider Press Review
Breakwater Review
Conte
Diagram
Toad The Journal
Barn Owl Review
Grist: The Journal for Writers
qarrtsiluni
Nimrod
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.

More Information

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

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life and Teachings by Gary Lachman
Favorite Books:
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Favorite Authors:
Rainer Maria RIlke Yves Bonnefoy

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Listing last updated: July 11, 2016.