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Posted by : cj on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 05:18 PM
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Chicago Poetry News: Click On Headlines .
Simone Muench, who was ChicagoPoetry.com's Poet of the Month in June, 2003, has just released her second book of poetry, Lampblack and Ash (70 pp, Sarabande Books, Inc). Her new book is the recipient of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize for poetry.

Named as one of New City's Top 50 Lit people, Muench lives in Chicago and is an assistant professor of creative writing at Lewis University.

Muench has a habit of winning awards for her poetry. She has been the recipient of the Marianne Moore Prize for her book of poetry, The Air Lost in Breathing. Muench has also received the Charles Goodnow Award for Poetry and the 49th Parallel Award. She was the winner of the Poetry Center of Chicago's ninth annual Juried Reading, and also won the Association of Writer's and Writing Programs (AWP) Intro Journal Projects Award.

In case that isn't enough, Muench also was a winner in the Olay Total Effects Fine Lines Poetry Contest, co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America, and was named Listeners' Choice in the WBEZ Illinois Poet Laureate Contest. Oops. Almost forgot to mention that Illinois Arts Council Fellowship she received in 2000.

Muench is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in Paris Review, Notre Dame Review, Indiana Review, Bellingham Review, River City, among many others. A spoken word version of one of her poems appears on the CD, reVerse (as heard on Poetry World Radio). She was an editor's choice selection for the New York Times Book Review.

Muench is presently working toward a doctorate in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is one of the poetry editors for Another Chicago Magazine (ACM).


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