photograph by Rich Panish

Gillian Cummings is the author of The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter, selected by John Yau as the winner of the 2018 Colorado Prize for Poetry (forthcoming in November 2018 from The Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University) and My Dim Aviary, winner of the 2015 Hudson Prize (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). She has also written three chapbooks: Ophelia (dancing girl press, 2016), Petals as an Offering in Darkness (Finishing Line Press, 2014), and Spirits of the Humid Cloud (dancing girl press, 2012). Her poems have appeared in Barrow StreetBoulevard, The Cincinnati Review, the Colorado Review, the Crab Orchard ReviewThe Cream City ReviewDenver Quarterly, The JournalThe Laurel ReviewLinebreakThe Massachusetts ReviewThe New Orleans ReviewVerse Daily, in other journals and in two anthologies. In 2008, she was awarded a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund Poetry Prize. A graduate of Stony Brook University (BA, English) and of Sarah Lawrence College’s MFA program, Gillian lives in Westchester County, New York, where for five years she co-taught and taught poetry workshops to women at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Currently, she is at work on a novel. She is also a visual artist.