Friday, April 17, 2009

new chapbook by Simone Muench & Philip Jenks

Little Visceral Carnival
by Philip Jenks & Simone Muench

| saddle stitched chapbook | 5" x 5" | 23 poems + 2 linocut collaged lithographs | $8
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Art work by kim abriz

Philip Jenks was born in North Carolina and grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia. He got his BA from Reed College, MA in Creative Writing from Boston University, and doctorate from University of Kentucky in Political Science. He has studied under Susan Bordo, Fish, Pinsky, and Walcott. He sings and plays percussion with The Howling Hex, contributing to their upcoming album XI, being released August 28th on Drag City. He teaches English at University of Illinois at Chicago and Political Science at Lewis University. Flood Editions published his first volume of poems in 2002, On the Cave You Live In and a second volume of poems, “My First Painting will be The Accuser” was released on Zephyr Press (2005). He has published two chapbooks – The Elms Left Elm Street (Plane Bukt, 1994) and How Many of You Are You? (Dusie, 2006). His poems have appeared in Chicago Review, Traverse, GutCult, h_ngm_n, The Canary, The Gig, Monkey Puzzle, LVNG, The Poker, The Oregonian, Rain City Review, Poetry New York, Cultural Society (among others), and he has published translations of Hölderlin in Outlet.

Simone Muench was raised in Louisiana and Arkansas. She is the author of three books: The Air Lost in Breathing (Marianne Moore Prize for Poetry; Helicon Nine, 2000), Lampblack & Ash (Kathryn A. Morton Prize for Poetry; Sarabande, 2005), and Orange Crush (Sarabande, forthcoming in 2010). Her latest chapbooks are Orange Girl (dancing girl press, 2007) and Sonoluminescence written with Bill Allegrezza (Dusie Press, 2007). She is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, the PSA’s Fine Lines Contest, the Charles Goodnow Award, the AWP Intro Journals Project Award, the Poetry Center’s 9th Annual Juried Reading Award and the PSA’s Bright Lights/Big Verse Contest. She received her Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is director of the Writing Program at Lewis University where she teaches creative writing and film studies. Currently, she serves on the advisory board for Switchback Books and UniVerse: A United Nations of Poetry, and is an editor for Sharkforum.