Joshua Rivkin’s poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the New Yorker, Slate, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. His first book of nonfiction, CHALK, is forthcoming.
He has received fellowships and awards from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Inprint-Brown Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Poetry Society of America, as well as a travel fellowship to the Krakow Writer’s Seminar, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University. A former Fulbright Fellow in Rome, Italy, from 2016-2017 he was a Resident Associate at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.
He holds a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing Program from the University of Southern California and an MFA from the University of Houston. He has taught literature and creative writing at the University of Houston, Stanford University, and the University of Southern California. He has also taught with Writers-in-the-Schools and other youth education programs. From 2011-2016 he was a poetry editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books.
An instructor of creative writing for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program and the University of Utah, he lives with his wife and daughter in Salt Lake City.