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Jennifer Givhan, a National Endowment for the Arts & PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellow, is a Mexican-American writer & activist from the Southwestern desert. She is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Landscape with Headless Mama (2015 Pleiades Editors’ Prize), Protection Spell (2016 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Series edited by Billy Collins), & Girl with Death Mask (2017 Blue Light Books Prize chosen by Ross Gay & forthcoming from Indiana University Press). Her work has appeared in Best of the Net, Best New Poets, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Ploughshares, Poetry, TriQuarterly, the Boston Review, AGNI, Crazyhorse, Witness, Southern Humanities Review, the Missouri Review, & the Kenyon Review, among others. Givhan holds a master’s degree in English from California State University Fullerton, and an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She can be found discussing feminist motherhood at, as well as on Facebook & Twitter (@JennGivhan).

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