Amy Penne

Amy Penne is Professor of English at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois and serves as arts beat reporter for her beloved local online magazine, Smile Politely; she is a writer and reviewer with over thirty years in the classroom teaching college freshmen. Her essays, reviews, and poetry can be found in the Midwest Writing Center’s anthology, These Interesting Times, in Tupelo Quarterly, Brain Child, Minerva Rising, the I-70 Review, and Creative Nonfiction’s InFact books, among others. Dr. Penne can be found at