Chip Livingston is a mixed-blood Creek poet, writer, teacher, and editor. He is the author of the novel OWLS DON’T HAVE TO MEAN DEATH, a short story/essay collection NAMING CEREMONY,  the poetry collections CROW-BLUE, CROW-BLACK and MUSEUM OF FALSE STARTS and the chapbook ALARUM. His poetry and prose have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and  have won awards from Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, and the Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation.

Chip’s work has been published in literary journals such as New American Writing, McSweeney’s, Subtropics, Cincinnati Review, New York Quarterly, and Ploughshares, and the anthologies Best Gay Short Stories 2013, Best New Poets 2005, Best Gay Poetry 2007, I Was Indian, Sovereign Erotics, SING: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, Who’s Yer Daddy? and Where Thy Dark Eye Glances.

He has been awarded residencies at Wildacres in Tennessee and Soul Mountain Retreat in Connecticut.

Chip has taught writing and Native American Literature courses at University of the Virgin Islands, University of Colorado, Brooklyn College, and Gotham Writers Workshops. He has worked as an editor at Virgin Islands Daily News, Colorado Daily, The Advocate, Brooklyn Review, Blithe House Quarterly, and The Caribbean Writer.

Chip currently teaches in the low-rez MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Chip Livingston