Renee Podunovich


Author's Bio

Renee Podunovich is a poet and freelance writer living in southwest Colorado. She has two chapbooks of poems: “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 for the best poem by a Coloradoan in the Fischer Prize awarded by the Telluride Literary Festival. Her poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010 and 2011.

Her first book of poems “If There Is a Center No One Knows Where It Begins” was published by Art Juice Press in 2008. Writer Cynthia West said of the book, “Podunovich’s visions are transparent panes allowing the reader the warmth and light of a larger view. She returns from journeys beyond the daily world with medicine which explodes in us ‘with no limits, other than the filter of our hearts’. Her passionate words form conduits through which we can meet our higher selves”.

Renee facilitates Well Writing: Wordcraft for Discovery, Wholeness & Connection workshops that are designed to use creative writing as a tool for centering, reflecting and for personal growth. Her workshops combine therapeutic journaling techniques such as free writing, poetry, art journaling and collage along with guided imagery, exploratory prompts and technical cues designed to offer an opportunity to heal, grow and have fun writing. or

Publications & Prizes

Let The Scaffolding Collapes (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: Mar 27, 2020