Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Simone Muench  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Benson, Louisiana

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Illinois Connection

Simone 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

Muench 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.

Published Works

  • The Air Lost in Breathing, Helicon Nine, 2000
  • Notebook, Knife, Mentholatum, New Michigan Press, 2005
  • Lampblack & Ash, Sarabande, 2003
  • Orange Crush , Sarabande, 2010

Selected Titles At Your Library

The air lost in breathing :
ISBN: 1884235301. OCLC Number:

Helicon Nine Editions,. Kansas City :. ©2000.

Notebook, knife, mentholatum /
ISBN: 0972509550. OCLC Number:

New Michigan Press,. Tuscaloosa, Ala. :. ©2003.

Lampblack & ash /
ISBN: 193251127X. OCLC Number:

Sarabande Books,. Louisville, Ky. :. ©2005.

Orange crush :
ISBN: 1932511792. OCLC Number:

Sarabande Books,. Louisville, Ky. :. ©2010.


  • Marianne Moore Prize for Poetry,
  • The Air Lost in Breathing

  • Kathryn A. Morton Prize for Poetry,
  • Lampblack and Ash

    Speaking Engagements

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