Muench named to New City’s top 50 published writers list

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Dr. Simone Muench named to New City’s top 50 published writers list

Published: June 12, 2014.

Dr. Simone Muench

Dr. Simone Muench, professor of English at Lewis University, was named to New City’s Lit 50 “Who Really Books in Chicago” 2014 list. Narrowing 437 published writers down to the top 50, the list celebrates writers across all forms including novelists, essayists, poets, graphic novelists and playwrights.

Ranked at number 33, Muench has a full-length poetry collection, “Wolf Centos,” forthcoming in August from Sarabande Books.

Additionally, Muench’s chapbook “Trace” was released in April from Black Lawrence Press, and received the Black River Award. She is the recipient of a 2013 NEA Poetry Fellowship, a Yaddo Fellowship, and residency fellowships with Artsmith and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and is currently in collaboration with Dean Rader on a book of sonnets, a number of which have appeared in The American Poetry Review, New American Writing, Zyzzyva, Blackbird and elsewhere.

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