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Michael Simms

Author's Bio

Michael Simms is the author of four collections of poetry, as well as the co-author of a poetry textbook. Simms is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Autumn House Press, a publisher of trade editions of poetry and fiction, and the Editor-in-Chief of Coal Hill Review, an online publisher of poetry. Simms teaches in the Chatham University MFA program and lives in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood of Pittsburgh with his wife, Eva, and their children.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Happiness of Animals (Monkey Sea Editions, 2007), Migration (Breitenbush Books, 1985)
Chapbooks:
Black Stone (Monkey Sea Editions, 2010)
Journals:
5 A.M., Black Warrior Review, Mid-American Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Southwest Review, West Branch

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Homer, Aeschylus, Euripedes, Robert Frost, and The Marx Brothers

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Listing last updated: June 5, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Irish American
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Houston, TX

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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