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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: in Benson, Louisiana



Illinois Connection

Muench was born in Louisiana but attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and stayed in Illinois to pursue her career.

Biographical and Professional Information

Simone Muench received her Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is Professor of English at Lewis University where she teaches creative writing and film studies and serves as chief faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review. Her chapbook TRACE received the Black River Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2014). She is a recipient of a 2013 NEA fellowship and the 2014 Meier Foundation for the Arts Achievement Award, which recognizes artists for their innovation, achievements and community contributions.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """The Air Lost in Breathing"""

-- *Marianne Moore Prize for Poetry


-- """Lampblack and Ash"""

-- *Kathryn A. Morton Prize for Poetry