Jennifer Givhan

Albuquerque, NM

Author's Bio

Jennifer Givhan was a PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellow and a recipient of a 2015 NEA in poetry, as well as the 2013 DASH Literary Journal Poetry Prize winner, the 2015 Blue Mesa Review second-prize winner, an Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize finalist, and a 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize finalist for her collection Karaoke Night at the Asylum. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College, her Master’s in English from Cal State Fullerton, and her work has appeared in eighty literary journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2013, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Rattle, The Collagist, cream city review, and The Columbia Review. She teaches at Western New Mexico University and online at The Rooster Moans Poetry Coop. You can visit Givhan online at

Publications and Prizes

Baltimore Review, Blast Furnace, Blood Lotus, Caesura, Crab Creek Review, Cream City Review, Diagram, Fickle Muses, Four Way Review, Fugue, Indiana Review, Kweli Journal, Menacing Hedge, Pedestal Magazine, Pinyon, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, Rockhurst Review, Saranac Review, Southwestern American Literature, Stone Telling, Superstition Review, Tahoma Literary Review, The Acentos Review, The Adroit Journal, The Boiler Journal, The Collagist, The Columbia Review, The Lascaux Review, The Mayo Review, The Normal School, Tupelo Quarterly, Waxwing Literary Journal
Prizes Won: 
NEA, PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Pure by Julianna Baggott
Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
When My Brother was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz
The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

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Last updated: Mar 02, 2018