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Mike Puican

Connection to Illinois: Puican lives in Evanston.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Central Air; Poems
ISBN: 0810142074 OCLC: 1126212403

TriQuarterly 2020

"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"--