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Announcing Peggy Munson as Switchback's third poet

June 23, 2007

Please see our call for work listed below about Switchback's new anthology, but in the meantime, we just couldn't wait to announce our next solicited poet, Peggy Munson. We will be publishing her manuscript, Pathogenesis, just in time for AWP in NYC next year. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Peggy and want to welcome her on board!

Peggy Munson is the author of the novel Origami Striptease, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. She also edited the anthology, Stricken: Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She has published in such places as Best American Poetry 2003, Literature and Medicine, Marginalia, the Spoon River Poetry Review, Sinister Wisdom, 13th Moon, Blithe House Quarterly, Lodestar Quarterly, Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism, Best American Erotica, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Peggy has also been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, and Cottages at Hedgebrook. 

Pathogenesis was a finalist or semifinalist for numerous prizes including the Dorset Prize, the Carnegie-Mellon Poetry Series, the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Verse Prize, and the University of Wisconsin Pollack Prize. Bay Windows described Peggy as a "master of the written word," and Rebecca Brown dubbed her a "stylist extraordinaire." An Illinois native, Peggy now resides in the woods of Western Massachusetts.

Congratulations to Peggy!

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