About the Author
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
, 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.