Publications & Prizes
Simon’s poems have appeared in over 250 literary magazines, including: The New Yorker, Poetry, TriQuarterly, The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, Grand Street, Agni, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The New England Review, and in more than forty-five poetry anthologies. In addition, Simon’s poetry has been translated into French, Rumanian, Bengali, Swedish, Spanish, and Farsi. An opera entitled “Tamar,” based on Simon’s eponymous verse libretto, premiered at the University of Rhode Island in March of 2007 and was attended by 500 people.
Additional awards that Simon has received include: the Grand Prize ($500) for a poem selected by William Matthews in the SCCA International Poetry Competition (1997), a University Award from the Academy of American Poets (1983), and the Elixir Poetry Prize ($2000) in 2009.