MFA Students

Grace (GE) Gilbert


An MFA in poetry at the University of Pittsburgh, grace is the author of two forthcoming chapbooks: "NOTIFICATIONS IN THE DARK," a poetry collection which won Antenna and Paper Machine’s 2021 Open Chapbook Contest, and "the closeted diaries," an essay collection that  will be hand-bound and published by Porkbelly Press in 2022. They have also authored two digital micro-chapbooks: "whom," which was featured in Ghost City Press’ 2021 Summer Series, and "no sharp things," featured online in NAILED in 2020. 

grace won the 2021 New Delta Review Experimental Nonfiction Contest for their book-in-progress, “holly," and the 2021 No Contact Mag summer poetry contest for a poem about Home Depot.

they received a Rona Jaffe Fellowship to attend Bread Loaf in 2021, and they were named an emerging poet laureate of Allegheny County through City of Asylum in 2020.

grace's poems and essays can be found in The Adroit Journal, Ninth Letter, ANMLY, Hobart, Pithead Chapel, Pidgeonholes, the minnesota review, the Penn Review, Gargoyle, and elsewhere.

Feel free to contact grace to talk shop or just to shop (preferably at Goodwill). Or offer to pay for their expensive cheese habit...this writing-as-a-career thing can only go so far.

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