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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mike Puican  

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Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

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.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: No.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Central Air; Poems
ISBN: 0810142074. OCLC Number: 1126212403

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"Set in the urban Chicago landscape, the poetry collection Central Air explores the human challenge of living with strong desires, limited knowledge, and no saving direction"--