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POETRY BOOKS

SUTURE
Black Lawrence Press, 2017
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ORANGE CRUSH

Sarabande Books, 2010
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WOLF CENTOS
Sarabande Books, 2014
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LAMPBLACK & ASH

Kathryn A. Morton Prize for Poetry

Sarabande Books, 2005

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DISAPPEARING ADDRESS

BlazeVox, 2010
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THE AIR LOST IN BREATHING
Marianne Moore Prize for Poetry
Helicon Nine, 2000
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CHAPBOOKS

TRACE

Black Lawrence Press, 2014
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LITTLE VISCERAL CARNIVAL

Cinematheque Press, 2009

Out of Print

ORANGE GIRL
Dancing Girl Press, 2007

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NOTEBOOK. KNIFE. MENTHOLATUM.
New Michigan Press, 2003

Out of Print

SONOLUMINESCENCE

Dusie Press, 2007

Out of Print

 ANTHOLOGY

THEY SAID: A MULTI-GENRE ANTHOLOGY

OF CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATIVE

WRITING

Black Lawrence Press, 2018

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INFO

Simone Muench was raised in Louisiana and Arkansas and now lives in Chicago, IL. She is the author five full-length collections: The Air Lost in Breathing (Marianne Moore Prize for Poetry; Helicon Nine, 2000), Lampblack & Ash (Kathryn A. Morton Prize for Poetry; Sarabande, 2005), Orange Crush (Sarabande, 2010), Disappearing Address, co-written with Philip Jenks (BlazeVOX, 2010), and Wolf Centos (Sarabande, 2014). She is also the author of the chapbook Trace which received the Black River Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2014).

 

In 2014, she was honored to receive Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Charitable Foundation for the Arts Achievement Award for  innovation, achievements and community contributions. She is also the recipient of a 2013 NEA Fellowship for Poetry, two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, residency fellowships to Vermont Studio Center, Yaddo, Artsmith, and Atlantic Center for the Arts, the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, the AWP Intro Journals Project Award, the Frederick Stern Award for Teaching, 2013 and 2015 Lewis Faculty Scholar Awards, and the PSA’s Bright Lights/Big Verse Contest among others.

After receiving her Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she began directing the Writing Program at Lewis University where she is Professor of English and teaches creative writing and film studies. Currently, she serves as chief faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review.

 

INFO

Simone Muench was raised in Louisiana and Arkansas and now lives in Chicago, IL. She is the author of six full-length collections: The Air Lost in Breathing (Marianne Moore Prize for Poetry; Helicon Nine, 2000), Lampblack & Ash (Kathryn A. Morton Prize for Poetry; Sarabande, 2005), Orange Crush (Sarabande, 2010), Disappearing Address, co-written with Philip Jenks (BlazeVOX, 2010), Wolf Centos (Sarabande, 2014), and Suture, co-written with Dean Rader (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). She is also the author of Trace which received the Black River Chapbook Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2014) and the editor, with Dean Rader, of They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press, 2018).

 

In 2014, she was honored to receive The Meier Charitable Foundation for the Arts Achievement Award for innovation, achievements and community contributions. She is also the recipient of a 2013 NEA Fellowship for Poetry, two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, residency fellowships to Vermont Studio Center, Yaddo, Artsmith, and Atlantic Center for the Arts, the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, the AWP Intro Journals Project Award, the Frederick Stern Award for Teaching, several Lewis Faculty Scholar Awards, and the PSA’s Bright Lights/Big Verse Contest among others.

 

After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she began directing the Writing Program at Lewis University where she is Professor of English and teaches creative writing and film studies. She has also served as visiting writer for Northwestern University's MA/MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Program. Currently, she serves as chief faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review and is a senior poetry editor for Tupelo Quarterly.

 

She created and hosts the Sunday Reading Series: Poetry, Prose, & Cocktails at Hungry Brain each month.

NEWS & EVENTS

2019

Recipient of a 2019 Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award in Poetry

Reading at the Poetry Foundation for The Eloquent Poem: 128 Contemporary Poems and Their Making Book Launch on May 23rd, 2019

Reading at the Poetry Foundation for their Open Door Series and introducing Zakiya Cowan on December 17th, 2019 

 

Recipient of a 2019 Lewis Faculty Scholar Award

A guest editor, with Dean Rader, for the June issue of underbelly run by Maya Marshall and Marty McConnell

2018
A guest editor for The Baltic Writing Residency's new lit journal Action, Spectacle

 

“Portrait as Landscape: Not the Fox,” co-written with Jackie K. White, in the Cincinnati Review

 

Keynote Speaker for St. Francis Writers' Conference. November 2018 

 

Creator and organizer of the Sunday Reading Series: Poetry, Prose, & CocktailsA reading series offered the third Sunday of every month at Hungry Brain in Chicago. Co-hosted with Kenyatta Rogers.

 

They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, co-edited with Dean RaderSally Ashton, and Jackie K. White  (Black Lawrence Press, 2018)

 

Northwestern's Summer Writing Conference Keynote Reading and Discussion
"From Singular to Shared: the Combined Mind of Collaborative Writing" 
with Anne-Marie Akin, Laura Jones, Christine Pacyk, & Virginia Smith Rice.

 

In Newcity's LIT 50 2018: Who Really Books In Chicago

 

In the documentary film, The Fitting Room, directed by Leonardo Fallucca and Muamer Celik and featuring poets Angela Jackson, Nate Marshall, Reginald Gibbons, and Camila Ruiz. Screening: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7:00 PM at The Poetry Foundation. 

 

Recipient of a 2018 Lewis Faculty Scholar Award

 

Two collaborative sonnets, written with Dean Rader, in American Poetry Review


2017

Suture (aka Frankenstein Sonnets), co-written with Dean Rader, AVAILABLE now from Black Lawrence Press
 

Senior Poetry Editor for Tupelo Quarterly
 

Recipient of a 2017 Lewis Faculty Scholar Award
 

2016

Edelstein-Keller Visiting Writer Series, University of Minnesota, Oct 5th

 

AWP: I Got You Babe: The Dis(Harmonies) of Collaboration, March 31st

 

Visiting Writer at Vermont Studio Center, March 3rd

 

Pop-Up Poetry Series at the Art Institute of Chicago, Jan 6th

 

Orange Crush: LUNA LUNA’s Best Books of the Past 10 Years

 

The Cloudy House Interview on Wolf Centos and Trace

 

Boston Review: Wolf Centos Micro review

 

Harvard Review: Wolf Centos Review

 

The Economy Interview on Suture (aka Frankenstein Sonnets)

 

New collaborative sonnets, co-written with Dean Rader,  appear in New American WritingZyzzyvaBlackbirdKettle Blue ReviewFifth Wednesday JournalLikestarlingsPOOLColumbia Poetry ReviewDMQ ReviewThe EconomyCoal Hill Review, and LUNA LUNA.

 

2015

Illinois Featured Poet

 

Black Lawrence Press National Poetry Month Spotlight

 

Recipient of a 2015 Lewis Faculty Scholar Award

 

2014

Recipient of The 2014 Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Charitable Foundation for the Arts Achievement Award, recognized for innovation, past achievements, and community contributions

 

Kansas City Star names Wolf Centos one of the 100 best books of 2014

 

Wolf Centos makes Newcity’s Top 5 of Everything 2014: Lit

 

Trace, recipient of the Black River Chapbook Prize from Black Lawrence Press, is available for purchase

 

Wolf Centos appear in Boston ReviewAcademy of American PoetsIndiana ReviewBellingham ReviewFour Way ReviewA Public SpaceGulf CoastSalt HillAnother Chicago MagazineCatch UpFifth Wednesday Journal,The Laurel ReviewMid-American ReviewNewfound Journal, Quarterly WestWhiskey Island, and Escape Into Life.

 

2013 and before

Recipient of a 2013 NEA Fellowship in Poetry

 

Recipient of a 2013 Yaddo Writers Residency

 

Recipient of a 2013 Lewis Faculty Scholar Award

 

Recipient of 2011 and  2012 Vermont Studio Center Fellowships

 

Guest Editor for the Fall 2012 Issue of Fifth Wednesday Journal

 

 
 

LINKS

CONTACT ME

For readings and poetry requests (and horror film recommendations), please email me: Simone@SimoneMuench.com

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