Heather June Gibbons was born in Utah and grew up on an island in Washington State. She is the author of the 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 Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, a Pavel Strut Poetry Fellowship from the Prague Summer Program, an Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center, and a university prize from the Academy of American Poets. Heather has taught at the University of Iowa and Purdue University, and she is currently a Lecturer in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University and a Teaching Artist for Performing Arts Workshop. She lives in San Francisco.