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Tom Simmermaker

(Photo by Chuck Kramer)

Tom Simmermaker is a writer and performer based in Chicago. He graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where he won the Anne Howard Bailey Award for Creative Writing. Tom’s poetry has been published by Eclectica Magazine and his photography was featured in The Manhattanville Review.

After work he attends local open mics, tutors at LIGHTS downtown, teaches children's theater classes, and improvises with his iO Harold team Trü Bangerz and independent team Dogfood.