Individual Author Record
Name: Simone MuenchPen Name: None Genre: Poetry Born: in Benson, Louisiana Sites:
Illinois ConnectionSimone Muench was born in Louisiana but attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and stayed in Illinois to pursue her career.
Biographical and Professional InformationMuench received her Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is director of the Writing Program and Assistant Professor of English at Lewis University where she teaches creative writing and film studies.
Titles At Your Library
The Air Lost in Breathing: Poems
ISBN: 1884235301 Helicon Nine Editions. 2000 Overall, though, hers is a marvelous collection--and poetry such as this deserves to be read carfully but also heard aloud... (Kansas City Star, Sunday, October 8, 2000 by John Mark Eberhart)
Notebook. Knife. Mentholatum
ISBN: 0972509550 New Michigan Press. 2003
Lampblack & Ash: Poems
ISBN: 193251127X Sarabande Books. 2005
There is something utterly in thrall here, honey-slow and fixated. Driven by obsessionin particular, obsession with the legendary French poet, Robert DesnosMuench’s identification with a true self beyond the self’s known truth is startling.
from the introduction by Carol Muske-Dukes
Simone’s poems have a confidence and sophistication of what I like to call intentionality. Also wit, grace, poise, and a relationship to writing beyond self-referential feeling.”
Lush, sprouting, sensuous images line-by-line, adopting myth freely, Muench’s poems are volatile explosives, circling beauty.”James Tate
Orange Crush: Poems
ISBN: 1932511792 Sarabande Books. 2010
"Muench's lush figures give great pleasure to both ear and eye, and her imaginative leaps can feel both mysterious and inevitable, in a way that recalls not only Desnos, but also Neruda."—The New York Times Book Review
"Her language is refreshing, musical, attenuated."—Anne Waldman
Simone Muench lives in Chicago.