Christina Pugh is the author of Rotary (Word Press, 2004), a book of poems which received the Word Press First Book Prize in 2003. She has also published a chapbook of poems, Gardening at Dusk (Wells College Press, 2002). Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and Harvard Review. Her criticism has appeared in Poetry, Verse, Boston Review, and Herspace: Women, Writing, Solitude (Haworth Press, 2003). She has taught literature and creative writing at Harvard University, Emerson College, and CUNY, College of Staten Island, and teaches poetry, fiction, and postcolonial literature at Northwestern University.