Bio

about me


Genevieve DeGuzman is a poet and writer of fiction writing in the borderlands of the literary and speculative.


She is a recipient of fellowships and grants from Oregon Arts Commission, PEN America, Literary Arts (Booth Writers’ Fund), Artist Relief, Authors League, Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency, Vermont Studio Center (James Merrill Fellowship), Can Serrat, Tokyo Foundation, and J. Paul Getty Foundation. In 2022, Genevieve was awarded the Oregon Literary Fellowship.


As a poet, Genevieve won the Atticus Review contest selected by Roberto Carlos Garcia and has earned nominations for the Best New Poets anthology. She has also been a finalist for poetry prizes by Puerto del Sol, River Styx International, and Split This Rock. For two seasons, she was a featured poet in the Poetry Moves program for C-TRAN run by Artstra in collaboration with Clark County Arts Commission in Washington state. Most recently, she was included in the Cultural Landscape Series portraiture project for Oregon ArtsWatch.


Genevieve was the co-founder of Night Owls Press, where she ran its imprint from 2011 to 2017. She also worked in international development for over a decade, writing on issues related to microfinance, trade, and business. Her research appears in economics journals and books from Anthem Press, Edward Elgar Press, and Palgrave MacMillan. She is also the co-author of Working in the UnOffice, one of the first books on coworking and the sharing economy, which was featured in CNN Money, Fast Company, Financial Times, Greater Good, North Bay Bohemian, and VentureBeat.


Genevieve was born in the Philippines and raised near San Diego. She attended Columbia University where she earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees. A nomad with a homebody soul, she has traveled to over twenty countries in Asia, Latin America, and Europe, and was a bona fide expat before settling in the Pacific Northwest. She now resides in Portland, Oregon where she forest bathes, rides her bike, and strives for hygge.


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“The world is made up of stories not atoms.”


~ Muriel Rukeyser, poet