P. Ivan Young

University of Nebraska Omaha 6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182

Author's Bio

P. Ivan Young received his PhD in English from University of Nebraska and his MFA from the University of South Carolina. He is the author of Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain (Brick House Books, 2015) and the chapbook A Shape in the Waves. He is a recipient of a 2011 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award and the 2013 winner of the Norton Girault Literary Prize. His work has appeared in North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, Fourteen Hills, Hayden's Ferry Review, The London Magazine, Cream City Review, and Zone 3, among others. He currently teaches in the University of Nebraska system and lives in Omaha, Nebraska , with his wife and two children.

Publications and Prizes

Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain
(Brick House Books, 2015)
Challenges for the Delusional
(Jane Street Press, 2012)
, Myrrh, Mothwing, Smoke
(Tupelo Press, 2012)
American Life in Poetry, Barely South Review, Barnwood Poetry Journal, Blood Lotus, Blue Mesa Review, California Quarterly, Cider Press Review, Confrontation, Connecticut River Review, Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, Delaware Poetry Review, Fogged Clarity, Fourteen Hills, Hayden's Ferry Review, James Dickey Review, Little Patuxent Review, Mayday Magazine, North American Review, Passages North, Poem, Rhino Magazine, Southeast Review, Southern Humanities Review, Apple Valley Review, Baltimore Review , The Comstock Review, Cortland Review, The Emerson Review, London Magazine, Louisville Review, The Minnesota Review, The Potomac Review, Summerset Review , Timber Creek Review, Watershed Review, Yemassee, Zone 3
A Shape in the Waves
(Stepping Stones Press, 2011)
Prizes Won: 
Rhino Magazine Founder’s Prize Runner-up, Mayor’s Honoree for Kimmel Nelson Harding Center for the Arts (2018), Apple Valley Review Editor’s Prize 2018, Norton Girault Literary Prize 2013, Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award 2011, winner of the 2008 SC Poetry Initiative's Chapbook Contest

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Last updated: Mar 11, 2019