We are excited to report that Damask Press is publishing a chapbook by Sophie Summertown Grimes (Poetry 2011). The chapbook, titled “City Structures,” will be released in late spring or early summer, with a release party and reading to be held in Chicago.
Damask writes that “Sophie’s poems begin with crossings — spatial, linguistic, intellectual — and travel the tangles.”
Sophie Summertown Grimes has lived and traveled in China as an Oberlin Shansi Fellow, and as a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow. You can read about her travels as a Global Fellow here. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and graduated from our MFA program in 2011. Her poems have appeared in AGNIonline, 491 Magazine, CRATE, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Second runner-up for the 2011 New Letters Prize for Poetry, she lives and works in Chicago, where she is completing her first full book of poems. She writes poetry reviews for Publishers Weekly and freelance Chicago-centric web content, and she contributes to Chicago’s own experimental journal and blog, ANOBIUM.