Joshua McKinney


CSU - Sacramento Dept. of English
Sacramento, CA 95819-6075
(916) 278-6386

Author's Bio

Joshua McKinney’s most recent book of poetry, Small Sillion (Parlor Press, 2019), was short-listed for the 2019 Golden Poppy Award sponsored by CALIBA, and is currently a nominee for the Northern California Book Award. His work has appeared in such journals as Boulevard, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review, New American Writing, and many others. He is the recipient of The Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, The Dickinson Prize, The Pavement Saw Chapbook Prize, and a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing. A member of Senkakukan Dojo of Sacramento, he has studied Japanese sword arts for over thirty years.


Publications & Prizes

Small Sillion (Parlor Press, 2019)
Mad Cursive (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2012)
The Novice Mourner (Bear Star Press, 2005)
Saunter (The University of Georgia Press, 2002)
Prizes won: 

University of Georgia Open Competition, 2002

Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize, 2005

Golden Poppy Book Award (short list), 2020

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Teachers
Born in: 
Red Oak
Raised in: 
Northern, CA
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Last update: Aug 18, 2020