Visiting Writer: Simone Muench

Simone Muench was raised in Louisiana and Arkansas and now lives in Chicago, IL. She is the author of The Air Lost in Breathing, which received the Marianne Moore Prize for Poetry; Lampblack & Ash, which received the Kathryn A. Morton Prize for Poetry; Orange Crush; Disappearing Address, co-written with Philip Jenks; Wolf Centos; and Trace, which received the Black River Chapbook Prize from Black Lawrence Press. She is the recipient of the 2014 Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Charitable Foundation for the Arts Achievement Award, a 2013 NEA Fellowship for Poetry award, and two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, among other awards. She received her Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Chicago and serves as Professor of English at Lewis University, where she teaches creative writing and film studies.

http://simonemuench.com/