Gillian Parrish


Author's Bio

Gillian Parrish is an assistant professor in the MFA in Writing program at Lindenwood University in St. Louis where she directs the visiting author series. She teaches cross-genre graduate-level courses designed to stretch and strengthen students’ skills and habits as writers. The author of a book of poems, of rain and nettles wove (Singing Horse Press), and a co-translator of Long River (Tinfish Press), a collection by contemporary Chinese poet Yang Jian, Gillian’s creative work has appeared in various journals and anthologies including They Said: An Anthology of Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press) and Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene (Wesleyan University Press). A chapbook, cold spell, will appear soon from the DUSIE Kollektiv, and an essay is forthcoming in Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New or Beginner Poets. Gillian spent some years working in nonprofits supporting social entrepreneurs and caregivers of people with Alzheimer's. She is skilled in facilitating writing workshops in the local community with children, seniors, people living at shelters, and veterans.

Publications & Prizes

of rain and nettles wove (Singing Horse Press, 2018)

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Last update: Jul 15, 2019