Chip Livingston is the author of a novel, OWLS DON’T HAVE TO MEAN DEATH (2017), a collection of short stories and essays, NAMING CEREMONY (2014), two poetry collections, CROW-BLUE, CROW-BLACK (2012) and MUSEUM OF FALSE STARTS (2010), and a chapbook of poems, ALARUM: (2007).

His individual poems, fiction and essays are widely published, in journals including Ploughshares, Cincinnati Review, Potomac Review, Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, Court Green, Subtropics, Crazyhorse and New American Writing, and in anthologies such as I Was Indian, Best New Poets 2005, Best Gay Poetry 2008, SING: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, Sovereign Erotics, and Who’s Yer Daddy? Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners.


Chip has received writing awards from Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, and the AABB Foundation.

Chip is a faculty mentor at the Low-Rez MFA program at Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico; he lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.


Who’s Yer Daddy? Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners