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 two books of poems, of rain and nettles wove (Singing Horse Press 2018) and supermoon (Singing Horse Press 2020), 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, is out from DUSIE Kollektiv in 2019 and an essay is forthcoming in Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New or Beginner Poets. She is also writing fiction, with a story out in 2019 from Newfound. Gillian spent some years working in nonprofits--at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public supporting "change maker" social entrepreneurs and for the Alzheimer's Association, supporting caregivers and people with dementia. She is skilled in facilitating writing workshops in the local community with children, teens, seniors, people living at shelters, and veterans.

Publications & Prizes

supermoon (Singing Horse Press, 2020)
of rain and nettles wove (Singing Horse Press, 2018)

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Last update: Apr 29, 2020