B I O

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.

He has received fellowships and awards from 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. In 2013-14 he was a Fulbright Fellow in Rome, Italy.

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.

He lives with his wife and daughter in Salt Lake City. In 2016-2017 he will be a Resident Associate at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.