Genevieve DeGuzman

  • Storyteller + Writer + Poet + Editor
  • Portland, Oregon

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” ― Muriel Rukeyser

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Genevieve DeGuzman is a poet and writer of fiction. She writes somewhere between the borders of the literary and speculative. Her work appears in numerous journals, including Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Five:2:One, Folio, Glass, Hobart, Iron Horse Literary Review, Reed Magazine, The Puritan, SAND, Strange Horizons, Switchback, and elsewhere. She is currently (perpetually) finishing up a poetry collection and a novel.

She has been a recipient of fellowships and grants from Vermont Studio Center (attending in 2019); Can Serrat in El Bruc, Spain; Tokyo Foundation; and J. Paul Getty Foundation. As a poet, she was 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. More recently, she was awarded a 2019 James Merrill Fellowship and named one of three runners-up for the 2018 Eliza So Fellowship for her draft book manuscript.

Genevieve was the co-founder of Night Owls Press and 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 Southern California. She attended Columbia University where she earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees. A nomad with a homebody soul, she has traveled to nearly 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and Latin America and was a bona fide expat before settling in the Pacific Northwest. She now lives in Portland, Oregon where she works as a freelance editor, brews kombucha, grooms her cat, forest bathes, gardens without gloves, gazes dreamily at Wy'east, and perfects her hygge.

Exhibitions

“Topsy” online publication

GLASS forthcoming February 2019

“Secret Society of Dodos” print publication

IRON HORSE LITERARY REVIEW forthcoming late 2018/early 2019 (issue 21.1, Apocalypse)

“Dark Forest” print and online publication

SAND forthcoming November 30, 2018 (issue 18, Family)

“A Haunting” online publication

HOBART published September 25, 2018

http://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/two-poems-6f1bda03-a749-4d2f-818a-1aae3f856a45

“Shape Shift” online publication

HOBART published September 25, 2018

http://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/two-poems-6f1bda03-a749-4d2f-818a-1aae3f856a45

“How to Fix a Dancer When It Breaks” online publication

UNCANNY MAGAZINE published September 4, 2018 (issue 24)

https://uncannymagazine.com/article/how-to-fix-a-dancer-when-it-breaks/

“Night Terrors” online publication

ROGUE AGENT published August 1, 2018 (issue 41)

http://www.rogueagentjournal.com/gdeguzman

“How to Fold a Paper Crane” author note

THE TOWN CRIER published July 12, 2018

http://towncrier.puritan-magazine.com/author-notes/genevieve-deguzman/

“How to Fold a Paper Crane” online publication and audio recording

THE PURITAN published June 12, 2018 (issue 41)

http://puritan-magazine.com/how-to-fold-a-paper-crane/

“These Stone Hearts” online publication

NICE CAGE published July 15, 2018 (issue 6, Climate Change and/or Die)

http://nicecage.com/issues/006/deguzman.html

“World Without End” online publication

NICE CAGE published July 15, 2018 (issue 6, Climate Change and/or Die)

http://nicecage.com/issues/006/deguzman.html

“Mandala” print publication

STONECOAST REVIEW published June 26, 2018 (issue 9)

http://www.stonecoastreview.org/issue-9-contributors/

Writers of Color Showcase (Ooligan Press) public reading

LITERARY ARTS May 24, 2018 | Portland, Oregon

https://literary-arts.org/event/ooligan-press-writers-color-showcase-reading/

“Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Pasadena” print publication

REED MAGAZINE published May 2018 (issue 151, California)

https://www.reedmag.org/product-page/reed-151

“Mapmakers” print publication

FOLIO published May 7, 2018 (volume 33, Crossroads and Intersections)

http://cafemfa.com/folio33/
https://www.american.edu/cas/literature/folio/

“Cosmonaut’s Lament” print publication

LONTAR published May 2018 (issue 10, special double issue)

https://lontarjournal.com/issues/issue-10/

“The Queen’s School for Girls” podcast recording

STRANGE HORIZONS aired April 9, 2018 (hosted by Ciro Faienza)

http://strangehorizons.com/podcasts/podcast-the-queens-school-for-girls/

“The Queen’s School for Girls” online publication

STRANGE HORIZONS published April 9, 2018

http://strangehorizons.com/poetry/the-queens-school-for-girls/

“Alternate” online publication

ITHACA LIT published April 8, 2018 (finalist, 2017 Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize)

http://ithacalit.com/genevieve-deguzman.html

“Canary Song” online publication

CIDER PRESS REVIEW published April 1, 2018 (volume 20.1)

http://ciderpressreview.com/cpr-volume-20-1/canary-song/#.WvCdL8gh2nc

“Homecoming” online publication

GRAVEL published April 1, 2018

https://www.gravelmag.com/genevieve-deguzman.html

“Rebellion” online publication

ABYSS & APEX published March 28, 2018 (issue 66)

http://www.abyssapexzine.com/2018/03/rebellion/

“Xylophone” online publication

CONNOTATION PRESS: AN ONLINE ARTIFACT published March 16, 2018

https://connotationpress.com/poetry/3214-genevieve-deguzman-poetry

“Big Bang” online publication and audio recording

FIVE:2:ONE (#thesideshow) published March 5, 2018

http://five2onemagazine.com/2-poems-genevieve-deguzman/

“The Distance Between Us” online publication and audio recording

FIVE:2:ONE (#thesideshow) published March 5, 2018

http://five2onemagazine.com/2-poems-genevieve-deguzman/

“Things I Have Wished For” online publication

FLYWAY published February 28, 2018 (winter 18 issue)

http://flywayjournal.org/poetry/things-i-have-wished-for-genevieve-deguzman/

“America” online publication

SWITCHBACK published February 22, 2018

http://swback.com/issues/2018/america.html

“To the One Who Left” online publication

SWITCHBACK published February 22, 2018

http://swback.com/issues/2018/one-who-left.html

“Boats” print and online publication

THIN AIR MAGAZINE published February 12, 2018

https://thinairmagazine.org/2018/02/12/two-poems-by-genevieve-deguzman/

“Portrait” print and online publication

THIN AIR MAGAZINE published February 12, 2018

https://thinairmagazine.org/2018/02/12/two-poems-by-genevieve-deguzman/

“One-Way Ticket” online publication

LIMINALITY published December 18, 2017 (issue 14, Nuclear Winter)

http://www.liminalitypoetry.com/issue-14-winter-2017-2018/one-way-ticket/

“The Rise and Fall” online publication

ALLUVIAN published December 5, 2017 (Climate Change: Tidal Shift issue)

http://alluvian.space/deguzman-genevieve/the-rise-and-fallen

“Special Shapes” online publication

RISING PHOENIX REVIEW published November 25, 2017

https://therisingphoenixreview.com/2017/11/25/special-shapes-by-genevieve-deguzman/

Can Serrat Residents Reading public reading

BLUE BAR August 21, 2017 | El Bruc, SPAIN

https://canserrat.org/event/public-reading-by-residents-of-can-serrat-in-blue-bar

Working in the UnOffice: A Guide to Coworking book publication (paperback and e-book)

NIGHT OWLS PRESS San Francisco, CA

currently out of print

“Dish” print and online publication

AJ, now TABLET published Spring 1999

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/aj/archives/ajspring99/page53.html

Awards

James Merrill Fellowship and residency, Vermont Studio Center

Awarded a fully-funded residency with stipend.

Annual Poetry Contest, Puerto del Sol

Selected as a finalist; judged by Farid Matuk.

Eliza So Fellowship, Submittable

Manuscript selected as an official runner-up; selected by Sun Yung Shin.

International Poetry Contest, River Styx

Selected as a finalist; judged by Maggie Smith.

Winter Poetry Contest, Atticus Review

Selected as a finalist; judged by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Prize, Split This Rock Poetry Festival

Selected as a finalist; judged by Sonia Sanchez.

Lauren K. Alleyne Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize, Ithaca Lit

Selected as a finalist; judged by Rachel Eliza Griffiths; publication in the spring 2018 issue of Ithaca Lit.

Oregon Poetry Association New Poets Contest, Oregon Poetry Association

Awarded 2nd place; selected by Lisa Allen Ortiz.

residency, Can Serrat

Awarded a literary arts grant and residency.

Joint Initiative Project award, Sasakawa Young Leaders Program, Tokyo Foundation

Granted $20,000 in support.

summer research grant, Tokyo Foundation

Granted $5,000 in support.

Multicultural Undergraduate Internship award, Getty Research Institute, J. Paul Getty Foundation

Granted $3,000 in support.

Clients

Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute, CouponFollow, Deskmag, Getty Research Institute, Global Link Associates, Greater Good, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, Shareable, SurfEasy, Envato/TutsPlus, United Nations, World Bank