Discipline: Literature – poetry

Peggy Munson

Discipline: Literature – poetry
MacDowell Fellowships: 2000

Peggy Munson is an American poet and writer. Her poetry collection, Pathogenesis, was a finalist or semifinalist for the Dorset Prize, the Carnegie-Mellon Poetry Series, the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Verse Prize, and the University of Wisconsin Pollack Prize. Peggy is the author of the novel Origami Striptease, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. Peggy has published in anthologies such as The Revolution Starts at Home and Mammoth Book of Erotica, and in varied venues including Best American Poetry, Johns Hopkin's Literature and Medicine, Best American Erotica, Spoon River Poetry Review, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She has presented work virtually at UCLA, Cornell, at Sins Invalid, Virgina's Festival of the Book, and elsewhere. Peggy has also been awarded fellowships at MacDowell, the Ragdale Foundation, and Cottages at Hedgebrook. Her work has been translated into Italian and German. A Central Illinois native, Peggy holds a degree in creative writing from Oberlin College.



Peggy Munson worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio with room for performance, Watson was used as a recital hall for chamber music for a…

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