Streetlight Sonata

A chapbook of poetry by Ohio poet and playwright, J. R. Simons.

This book was the 2nd Place winner in the Poetry category in the Sharp Writ Book Awards for 2011 and a Finalist in the Poetry category for the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

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Words: 4,100
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465978547
About JR Simons

Mr. J. R. Simons earned his BFA and MA in Theatre from Kent State University and recently completed his MFA in Creative Writing at Ashland University. He has worked as a photo retailer and one-hour lab manager, a substitute teacher, a stagehand, an Inside Sales Representative and Department Manager for Vincent Lighting Systems and the Technical Director for Ashland University. Currently, he teaches English Composition, Theatre, and Dramatic Literature at Lorain County Community College and Lakeland Community College in Ohio.

He has directed high school and community theatre productions for Avon High School, Lorain County Community College, Elyria High School, Amherst Steele High School, Elyria Summer Theatre, Lorain County Children’s Pioneer Theatre, Aurora Community Theatre, Huntington Playhouse, Strongsville Community Theatre, Kent Stage Players and Sandstone Summer Theatre. Mr. Simons is a former State Board member for the Ohio Educational Theatre Association.

Mr. Simons has been married to his wonderful wife, Kim, since 1990. They are the proud parents of three children: Kelsey, Will and Hayley, and the proud owners of several pets: Sadie, the dog, and Ellie, the hamster.

His poems have been published in Graffiti, the monthly newsletter of Cleveland Area Mensa, of which he is a member, Apotheosis, the electronic journal of The Poetic Genius Society, and Common Threads, the semi-annual journal of the Ohio Poetry Association.

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2011 Sharp Writ Book Awards Virtual Presentation
Sharp Writ Book Awards is proud to announce the winners for the 2011 Awards in Fiction, Young Adults and Poetry categories. Special / Sponsored Categories (at the discretion of the Judging Panel) Poetry: Dreaming in Darkness by Jessica Kristie Streetlight Sonata by J.R. Simons Ten Little Haibuns Vol. II by Andrea Cecon

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