Perception one of the best poetry books of 2017

Congratulations to Professor Christina Pugh, whose latest book of poetry, Perception (Four Way Press, 2017), was named one of the eight best poetry books of 2017 by the Chicago Review of Books, and was also on the shortlist for the Chicago Review of Books' 2017 Poetry Prize.

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Janet St. John reviewed Perception in Booklist in June 2017. Two poems from Perception were added to the Poetry Foundation's online archive, and three poems were featured on Poetry Daily in May 2017.

Pugh also published criticism during 2017 as well. “'Velvety Velour' and Other Sonnet Textures in the Work of Gwendolyn Brooks” appeared in Poetry in June 2017, and then in the anthology The Whiskey of our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience and Change Agent (Haymarket Books, 2017). “Marianne Moore’s Finish” was published in the December issue of Twentieth Century Literature.