Christina Cook

Philadelphia, PA

Author's Bio

Christina Cook holds an MFA in writing with a concentration in literary translation from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in English and American literature from the University of Cincinnati. Her poems have appeared in a number of journals and her translations of poems by the contemporary Parisian poet, Marie-Claire Bancquart, have appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Cerise Press, Poetry Salzburg Review,and Prairie Schooner, with more forthcoming in Words without Borders. She teaches poetry at Colby-Sawyer College and is a staff writer for the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an assistant editor at Inertia Magazine.

Publications and Prizes


Lake Effect
(Finishing Line Press,


Front Porch Journal
The Other Journal
Buckle &
Unbound Press
Visions International
Survivor's Review
Arsenic Lobster
Harpur Palate
Cerise Press
Silk Road
The Bitter Oleander
Hayden's Ferry Review
Dos Passos Review
Cave Wall
Valparaiso Poetry Review
Crab Orchard Review
Cimarron Review
Blood Orange Review
New Ohio Review
Fringe Magazine
Baltimore Review
Sugar Mule
Cider Press Review
Breakwater Review
Toad The Journal
Barn Owl Review
Grist: The Journal for Writers
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. Her manuscript, Common Knowledge, was a finalist for the 2010 Bull City Press First Book Award, and a semifinalist for the 2012 & 2010 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Awards, the 2010 De Novo Poetry Prize, the 2010 Zone 3 Press First Book Award, and the 2006 Dorset Prize. She was also a finalist in the 2010 SLS/Fence Magazine Poetry Contest and Black Warrior Review's 2009 Poetry Prize, and runner-up in 2008 Presence Poetry Contest. She has had a translation nominated for an AWP Intro Prize and another finish as a finalist for the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize.

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Born in: 
Hartford, CT
Raised in: 
Old Lyme, CT

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Listing last updated: February 22, 2014.