Heather Gibbons

Heather June Gibbons

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty

(415) 368-8025


Heather June Gibbons is the author of the poetry collection Her Mouth as Souvenir (University of Utah Press), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize and a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Sore Songs (Dancing Girl Press), and Flyover (Q Avenue Press). Her poems have appeared in publications such as Best New Poets, Blackbird, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, jubilat, New American Writing, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Vermont Studio Center.

MFA, University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
Selected Publications

Her Mouth as Souvenir, Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry Series, University of Utah Press (2018).

“Anthem,” featured in “State Lines” column, San Francisco Chronicle (December 2018): https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/books/state-lines-a-poem-by-heather-jun...



Awards & Distinctions

Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry, University of Utah Press

Full Fellowship Residency, Vermont Studio Center

Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of English, Purdue University