Avery M. Guess


Vermillion, SD 57069

Author's Bio

Avery Moselle Guess is a recipient of 2015 NEA Fellowship for Poetry, grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and residencies from the Albee Foundation and the Ragdale Foundation. She is a PhD student in creative writing, poetry, at University of South Dakota and assistant editor for poetry at South Dakota Review. Recent and forthcoming publications include poems in Crab Orchard Review, Moon City Review, Thrush, Rogue Agent, Tinderbox, Glass, Rust + Moth, and Deaf Poets Society and creative non-fiction in Entropy and The Manifest-Station. Her chapbook, The Patient Admits, was released in October 2017, and her first full-length collection of poetry, The Truth Is, will be published in April 2019 by Black Lawrence Press.

Publications & Prizes

Bigger than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems (Accents Publishing, 2011)
The Patient Admits (Dancing Girl Press, 2017)
Prizes won: 

2015 NEA Fellowship in Literature (Poetry), 2014 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund/Money for Women Grant (Poetry), Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant (2014 and 2010)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Feminist, LGBTQ, Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, At Risk Youth, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Teenagers
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Born in: 
Brunswick, GA
Raised in: 
Hialeah , FL
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Last update: May 12, 2018