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Genre: C:ADULT Poetry



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Puican lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mike Puican has published poems in Poetry, Bloomsbury Review, Crab Orchard Review, and New England Review, among others. His work has also been featured on WBEZ, Chicagos NPR affiliate. Puican was a member of the 1996 Chicago Slam Team and holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Warren Wilson College. As a longtime board member of the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago, he has been deeply involved in supporting and promoting other Chicago writers. He also leads poetry workshops at St. Leonards House for formerly incarcerated men and at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.

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