With my decision to narrow down my literary focus to poetry a few weeks ago, I knew that there were a few books I wanted to hit right away. One of these was Restoration by Christina Pugh, who was a professor of mine and my thesis advisor when I got my Master's in English literature with a focus on poetry from the University of Illinois Chicago. Restoration came out the same year I started the program. That fall, Pugh taught a poetry workshop course I was taking, and I found her teaching to be instrumental in the depth of my poetry education. Quite simply, she was one of the best professors I ever had. It's a shame it has taken me this long to pick up one of her books, but its better late than never.
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