Genevieve DeGuzman is a poet and writer of fiction, writing in the borderlands of the literary and speculative. Her work appears in numerous journals. She is currently finishing up a novel and two poetry collections.
She has been a recipient of writing fellowships and grants from PEN America; Literary Arts; Artist Relief; Authors League; Vermont Studio Center; Can Serrat in El Bruc, Spain; Tokyo Foundation; and J. Paul Getty Foundation. Most recently, she has been awarded a James Merrill Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and was named one of three runners-up for the Eliza So Fellowship for a draft book manuscript.
As a poet, she was nominated for the Best New Poets 2020 and Best New Poets 2021 anthologies and is the winner of the Atticus Review 2020 poetry contest selected by Roberto Carlos Garcia. She has also been a finalist for the 2018 Puerto del Sol Poetry Contest, the 2018 River Styx International Poetry Contest, the 2018 Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Prize from Split This Rock, and the 2017 Lauren K. Alleyne Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize. In 2021, she was a featured poet for the Poetry Moves program run by Artstra in collaboration with C-TRAN and Clark County Arts Commission in Washington state.
Genevieve is the co-founder of Night Owls Press, where she developed and headed its imprint as managing editor from 2011 to 2017. She has also worked in international development in the U.S. and overseas for over a decade, contributing to a wide range of papers, books, and reports, writing extensively on issues related to microfinance, trade, and improving the business environment. Her research appears in economics and business journals and in 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 collaborative workspaces in 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 in a suburb of 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 20 countries in Asia, Latin America, and Europe, and was a bona fide expat before settling into her groove in the Pacific Northwest. She now lives in Portland, Oregon where she works as a freelance editor, brews kombucha, forest bathes, gazes dreamily at Wy’east, and perfects her hygge.
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