Michael Simms, Autumn House Press
Welcome to Late Night Conversation! This month we feature Michael Simms, founder of Autumn House Press. Since their launch in 1998, Autumn House has been committed to publishing the most prominent American poets as well as lesser-known authors who will become the important poets of their generation. In addition to publishing books, they publish Coal Hill Review, an online poetry magazine; they sponsor four national literary contests; and they collaborate with Pittsburgh community venues to present The Autumn House Master Authors Reading Series.
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About our guest:
Since 1998, Michael Simms has led the Autumn House community in building one of the most influential independent literary organizations in the country. Currently serving as Editor-in-Chief, he coordinates the selection, editing, design, manufacture, and marketing of Autumn House’s publications. He is the author of five collections of poetry: Black Stone , The Happiness of Animals, The Fire-Eater, Migration , and Notes on Continuing Light , as well as the co-author of The Longman Dictionary and Handbook of Poetry . He has taught at The University of Iowa, Southern Methodist University, The Community College of Allegheny County, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, and Duquesne University. He lives with his wife Eva and their two children in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood overlooking downtown Pittsburgh and the Monongahela River.
Check out our episode of Late Night Debut featuring Attention Please Now, Matthew Pitt’s debut story collection published by Autumn House Press in 2010.
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