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Christina Cook

Contributor

Christina Cook

Christina Cook is the author of Lake Effect (Finishing Line Press, 2012), which received the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. Her most recent work has appeared in New Ohio Review, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Cimarron Review. Also an essayist, book critic, and translator, Christina teaches poetry at Colby-Sawyer College and works as a writer at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Articles by Christina Cook

Writing the Rack That Wracks Us: On Translating the Poetry of Marie-Claire Bancquart
By Christina Cook
One of the many things I have Marie-Claire Bancquart to thank for is introducing me to the world of things. I don’t mean an initiation into the pleasures of 24/7 QVC or a penchant for crying into…
Millennia
By Marie-Claire Bancquart
Mankind, this late in coming, rewinds a thread of the worldalong the stalls of early producecrates, market palettessmell, wet, like their tree of origin.Nearing the very depths of ustransfusionof the…
Translated from French by Christina Cook
My Bones
By Marie-Claire Bancquart
My bones have beautiful remainsalready cut, it’s truealreadymended togetheras they bravely remain.They holdmy flesh and skin on.I bring their troop alongand bring myself along with it(old impression:…
Translated from French by Christina Cook
Any More Than a Look
By Marie-Claire Bancquart
A jersey skirtbetween the belly and the gray day.The Eiffel Tower cries electricity.On Mirabeau Bridge, a woman strokes the fabricthinking of the passing minutes,the year’s deathsin her journalcrossed…
Translated from French by Christina Cook
On the Brink of Life
By Marie-Claire Bancquart
The dead need no more spacethan a mouth from its lipstick.They skate on the shutters.This slit of daylightis their last look, which spies usexchanging a kissin a lapse of their memory.They’ve planed…
Translated from French by Christina Cook
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