Chip Livingston is the mixed-blood Creek author of three poetry collections, SAINTS OF THE REPUBLIC (2023), CROW-BLUE, CROW-BLACK (2012) and MUSEUM OF FALSE STARTS (2010), and a chapbook of poems, ALARUM: (2007); a novel, OWLS DON’T HAVE TO MEAN DEATH (2017), and a collection of short stories and essays, NAMING CEREMONY (2014). He is the editor of LOVE, LOOSHA: THE LETTERS OF LUCIA BERLIN AND KENWARD ELMSLIE (November 2022)..
Chip's poems, stories 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 Best New Poets 2005, Best Gay Poetry 2008, When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry , Lovejets, Shapes of Native Nonfiction, and Confiado a un Amplio Aire.
Chip earned his MA in fiction writing at the University of Colorado (where he studied with Lucia Berlin and Linda Hogan and the poet Ai) and his MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College (studying with L.S. Asekoff, Lisa Jarnot, Sapphire, and Michael Cunningham). 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 in the Low-Rez MFA program at Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, teaches for Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Writing X Writers, and also works as a freelance editor and private writing teacher. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.