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November 5, 2022. I was a part of the 2022 Portland Book Festival to do a pop-up reading at the Portland Art Museum and moderated a panel on "Designing Women" in conversation with poets Tayi Tibble (Poukahangatus, 2022) and Shelley Wong (As She Appears, 2022, YesYes Books), on their latest poetry collections at the Brunish Theatre. It was an intense day!

Photo courtesy of Ronda


> See the full festival program

October 21, 2022. I spent an evening at Rose City Pub with HOCUS (the Hermetic Order of Clandestine Urban Scribes) for a poetry feature on the theme of "hauntings, liquor, and states of mind."

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Ellis

> See other photos from the event!

October 19, 2022. I participated in a poetry panel and reading with an impressive coterie of local poets, including Tiel Aisha Ansari, William Erickson, Jessica Johnson, David Pickering, and Claudia Savage. Clark County Poet Laureate Armin Tolentino hosted.

After two years of virtual events, Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries’ sixth annual Words & Pictures Festival of local authors and illustrators will be back in person and bigger than ever. Events will be held throughout the District in the month of October, with the hallmark free writers' workshops on Saturday, October 8 at Cascade Park Community Library.

Photo courtesy of Mary Abler, FVLR


> See the festival program

October 2022. Artstra selected "Shape Shift" to be included in the latest season of Poetry Moves (October 2022 until June 2023). Previously, in 2020, "Love as a Bee Sting" was selected for Season 10.

Poetry Moves is a program of Artstra in collaboration with C-Tran. Installed on buses every six months are ten poems by local and regional poets. All buses in the fleet display two different poem cards.

"Poetry as public art and offering moments of delight."

> Read more about Poetry Moves

July 2022. Photographer K.B. Dixon invited me to participate in the Cultural Landscape portraiture project.

“The portrait,” said legendary photographer Arnold Newman, “is a form of biography. Its purpose is to inform now and to record for history.”

> Read about the project in Oregon ArtsWatch

June 2022. I was featured in the Literary Arts Blog, a Q&A on my writing practice, current projects, and favorite things.

> Read the interview on Literary Arts

May 6, 2022. Joined the BIPOC Publishing

and Writing Panel, presented by Ooligan Press and Literary Arts. Part of a 2-day writing conference.

> Read about the event

February 2022. I was awarded a 2022 Oregon Literary Fellowship.

Judge's comments:

“In the nimble hands of Genevieve DeGuzman, life is like wet paper, a ‘crane/ gently folded./ Curving its wings. Undoing those days…’ But the magic of these poems is not just in the folding, it is in how the full and deep music she breathes into the lines make each of these paper crane poems stretch their legs, extend their wings, and soar like cranes of flesh and blood hungry for this world and the next.”

~ Tomás Q. Morín, poet

> Read the announcement

May 2020. My poem “Selling Oranges” won first prize for the ATTICUS REVIEW 2020 Poetry Contest selected by Roberto Carlos Garcia. The poem was also nominated for the Best New Poets 2021 anthology. It's the second nomination I've received.

> Read the announcement

I am grateful to these organizations for artist grants and aid during 2020-2022:

Oregon Arts Commission

Literary Arts Booth Writers' Fund

PEN America

Artist Relief

Author's League

September 2019. I was awarded the James Merrill Fellowship for a one-month residency at Vermont Studio Center. During my residency, I did public readings, attended artist talks, and worked on several manuscripts.