Heather June Gibbons was born in Utah and grew up on an island in Washington State. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Flyover (Q Ave Press, 2012), and her poems appear in journals such as Boston ReviewGulf CoastForklift, OhioThe Southeast ReviewThe Cincinnati ReviewIndiana Review, BlackbirdNew Ohio Review, and Drunken Boat.  She received an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Callen Graduate Scholarship, and she has been the recipient of a Full Fellowship Residency from the Vermont Studio Center, the Pavel Strut Poetry Fellowship from the Prague Summer Program, the Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Harold Taylor Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Heather teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University, and in the community as a Performing Arts Workshop teaching artist. She lives in San Francisco.