Gwen E. Kirby

Gwen E. Kirby

Contact Information

Gwen E. Kirby
Position Graduate Assistant: PhD Student (Creative Writing Fiction) 
Office Location McMicken Hall Room 248
Phone (513) 556-5924
Fax (513) 556-5960
Mail Location 0069


School Degree
Univeristy of Cincinnati Ph.D. in English (Creative Writing Fiction) (in progress)
John Hopkins University
M.F.A. Fiction
Carleton College
B.A. in English


Course Taught

Fiction Faculty, Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference, Summer 2017

Graduate Instructor, University of Cincinnati (August 2014–present)

Intermediate Fiction: Writing Historical Fiction
Introduction to Fiction
English Composition 1001

Graduate Instructor at Johns Hopkins University (September 2011–May 2014)

Introduction to Fiction and Poetry I
Introduction to Fiction and Poetry II
Make ‘Em Laugh: The Art of Humor in Literature

EFL Teacher at Brooklyn Bridge, Buenos Aires, Arg. (Oct. 2007–Nov. 2008)

Honors and Awards

Finalist, Zoetrope: All Story fiction contest
Finalist, Indiana Review fiction contest
Pushcart nomination, “Vectors” in Revolution House
Winner, Huntington Poetry Prize, Carleton College
Finalist, Stanley H. Bloch Poetry Prize, Carleton College


“Midwestern Girl Is Tired of Appearing in Your Short Stories,” Guernica, forthcoming

“First Woman Hanged for Witchcraft in Wales, 1594,” New Delta Review, issue 7.2, spring 2017

“An Apology of Sorts to June,” MonkeyBicycle, May 12, 2017

“Shit Cassandra Saw That She Didn’t Even Tell the Trojans Because at That Point Fuck Them Anyway,” SmokeLong Quarterly, issue 55, March 2017

“For a Good Time, Call,” Hobart, December 15, 2016, web feature

“We Handle It,” New Ohio Review, issue 20, fall 2016

“Jerry’s Crab Shack: One Star,” Mississippi Review, vol. 44, no. 1&2, summer 2016

“Aubade,” Midwestern Gothic, issue 21, spring 2016

“Inishmore,” Ninth Letter, vol. 12, no. 2, fall/winter 2015–2016

“The Disneyland of Mexico,” Southwest Review, vol. 100, issue 1, 2015

Professional Service

Graduate Student Representative, English Department Headship Search Committee, Univ. of Cincinnati, 2017

English Graduate Organization, Vice President, 2015–16, Univ. of Cincinnati

English Graduate Organization Reading Series Coordinator, 2015–16, Univ. of Cincinnati

English Graduate Organization, First-year Representative, 2014–15, Univ. of Cincinnati

Co-Coordinator of the Tudor & Stuart Graduate Reading Series, Fall 2012, Johns Hopkins