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