Heather Gibbons

Heather June Gibbons
Lecturer

Biography

Heather June Gibbons is the author of the poetry chapbook Flyover (Q Ave Press: 2012), and her poems appear in journals such as Anti-, BlackbirdBoston ReviewThe Cincinnati Review, Drunken Boat, Forklift, OhioGulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Indiana Review, New Ohio Review, Sixth Finch, The Southeast Review, Third Coast, and West Branch, and in the anthology Best New Poets 2006 (Samovar Press: 2006).  A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has been the recipient of a Full Fellowship Residency from the Vermont Studio Center, a Pavel Strut Poetry Fellowship from the Prague Summer Program, an Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Harold Taylor Prize from the Academy of American Poets.  She has taught creative writing and literature at the University of Iowa and at Purdue University, where she was received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of English.  She is currently a lecturer in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.