Heather June Gibbons is a writer, editor and educator. She is the author of the poetry collection Her Mouth as Souvenir, winner of the 2017 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize (University of Utah Press). It was recommended by O, the Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR (KQED), and The Millions, and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. Her poems, articles and reviews have appeared in publications such as Best New Poets, Blackbird, Boston ReviewDrunken BoatGulf CoastIndiana Review, jubilat, New American Writing, and West Branch. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has been the recipient of writing fellowships and awards from the Academy of American Poets, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Prague Summer Program, and Vermont Studio Center. She lives in San Francisco, CA.