Renee Podunovich


Author's Bio

Renee Podunovich is a licensed professional counselor, poet, author and freelance writer living in the southwest US Four Corners Region of Colorado. She has three chapbooks of poems: “Illustrious for Brief Moments” (Finishing Line Press, 2021), “Let the Scaffolding Collapse” (Finalist of the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition by Finishing Line Press, 2012) and “If There Is a Center No One Knows Where It Begins” (Art Juice Press, 2008).  She is the 2019 Cantor Award winner awarded by the Telluride Literary Festival. Her poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010 and 2011.

Renee believes that poetry is a language that encourages us to transcend our constricted sense of self and connect to our essential nature within and the spirit of the world around us. She is interested in poetry as a linguistic bridge between the numinous and our daily grind, a healing art form that can transport us into more profound personal knowing and more extensive global awareness. 

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Publications & Prizes

Illustrious for Brief Moments (Finishing Line Press, 2021)
Let The Scaffolding Collapse (Finishing Line Press, 2012)
If There is a Center No One Knows Where It Begins (Art Juice Press, 2008)
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Caper Literary Journal
FutureCycle Poetry
Mississippi Review
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The View from Here
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Cantor Prize, Telluride Literary Festival, 2019

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Gary, IN
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Steamboat Springs, CO
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Last update: Jan 29, 2021