Heather June Gibbons

Heather June Gibbons is the author of the poetry chapbook “Flyover” (Q Ave Press 2012), and her poems appear in journals such as Anti-, Blackbird, Boston Review, The Cincinnati Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Indiana Review, New Ohio Review, Third Coast, and West Branch, and in the anthology “Best New Poets 2006” (Samovar Press 2006). A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has been the recipient of a full fellowship residency from the Vermont Studio Center, a Pavel Strut Poetry Fellowship from the Prague Summer Program, an Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Harold Taylor Prize from the Academy of American Poets. She has taught creative writing and literature at the University of Iowa and Purdue University, where she received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of English. She is currently a lecturer in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. “Her Mouth as Souvenir” came out in 2018.

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