Chip Livingston

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Chip Livingston
Born Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Education MA, Fiction Writing; MFA, Poetry Writing
Alma mater University of Florida
Occupation Poet, professor, writer

Chip Livingston is a poet, writer, teacher and editor. His mother [1] is a descendent of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and his father was an English teacher. Chip has published three collections of poetry, teaches writing and literature, and writes a blog on his personal website. Chip's writing explores the themes of gender and Native American identity and he has been published and awarded by numerous literary magazines.


Chip was born in Fort Walton Beach Florida and was raised in Pensacola, Florida.[2] Initially, Chip studied journalism in college but he was later inspired by the poet Ai to take a poetry workshop and found a love for poetry.[1] While he is not an enrolled tribal member of the Poarch tribe, Chip has been recognized and honored for his Native American literary work and is an advocate for the tribe.[3]

Chip teaches creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts and currently resides in Lakewood, Colorado.[4] He is also fluent in Spanish and has translated some works privately.[5] Chip finds inspiration from his travel and incorporates elements of Caribbean, South American, and Native American Literature into his work.[1]


Chip received a BS and a BA in English from the University of Florida, an MA in Fiction Writing from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in Poetry Writing from Brooklyn College.[6] He has taught literature courses at the University of the Virgin Islands, University of Colorado, Brooklyn College, and Gotham Writers Workshops.


Chip has been awarded residencies at Wildacres in Tennessee and Soul Mountain Retreat in Connecticut.[4] He has received awards from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation and the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas. He has also been nominated for three Pushcart Prize nominations.[7]



  • "Naming Ceremony," Lethe Press, 2015
  • "Museum of False Starts," Gival Press, 2010
  • "Crow-Blue, Crow-Black," NYQ Books, 2012
  • "Alarum: Poems by Chip Livingston" 2007.[8]

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