Mag Gabbert is the author of SEX DEPRESSION ANIMALS (Mad Creek Books, 2023), which was selected by Kathy Fagan as the winner of the 2021 Charles B. Wheeler Prize in Poetry; the chapbook The Breakup, which was selected by Kaveh Akbar as the winner of the 2022 Baltic Writing Residencies Chapbook Award; and the chapbook Minml Poems (Cooper Dillon Books, 2020). She’s the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Discovery Award from 92NY’s Unterberg Poetry Center, and fellowships from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Idyllwild Arts, and Poetry at Round Top. Her work can be found in The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review Daily, Copper Nickel, Guernica, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. Mag has an MFA from UC Riverside and a PhD from Texas Tech. She lives in Dallas, Texas and teaches at Southern Methodist University.

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Teaching Experience

Title Institution Courses Include Dates
Clinical Assistant Professor Southern Methodist University The Art of Creativity & Expression;
Research-Based Writing;
The Human Experience: Intro to Graduate Liberal Studies
2022 – Present
Adjunct Lecturer Southern Methodist University Creative Writing Across Genres;
Creating Compelling Narratives;
Creative Writing for Publication
2018 –2022
Graduate Part-Time Instructor Texas Tech University Introduction to Creative Writing; Introduction to Poetry;
Essentials of College Rhetoric
2014 –2018
Faculty Instructor Writing Workshops Dallas Poetry for Beginners;
Mixed-Levels Poetry;
Mixed-Levels Personal Nonfiction
2017 - 2020
Guest Faculty Lecturer University of California at Riverside Building with Tombstones: On Revival and Revision;
‘She Unnames Them’: Naming in Contemporary Poetry
2018 & 2020

Editorial Experience

Position Publication Institution Date
Consulting Editor Carve Magazine Limpede Ink, LLC Mar. 2018 – Aug. 2022
Interviews Editor Underblong Journal Independent Publication Aug. 2018 – Aug. 2022
Associate Editor Iron Horse Review Texas Tech University Aug. 2014 – May 2018
Graduate Advisor The Harbinger Texas Tech University Sept. 2014 – May 2015
Associate Poetry Editor The Coachella Review University of California at Riverside Dec. 2011 – Aug. 2014
Co-Editor The Trinity Review Trinity University Aug. 2009 – May 2011

Selected Awards & Recognitions

  • Winner of a 2024 Pushcart Prize for the poem “Goat”
  • Winner of the 2022 Baltic Writing Residencies Chapbook Award, selected by Kaveh Akbar
  • Winner of the 2022 Action, Spectacle Poetry Prize, selected by Mary Jo Bang
  • 2022 Finalist for the City of Dallas, Texas’ inaugural Dallas Poet Laureate
  • 2022 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Peter Taylor Fellow
  • Winner of OSU/The Journal’s 2021 Charles B. Wheeler Prize in Poetry, selected by Kathy Fagan
  • Winner of a 2021 92Y Discovery Award from the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center
  • 2020 Idyllwild Arts Poetry Fellow
  • Winner of American Literary Review’s 2019 Rossetti Broadside Prize
  • 2018 Poetry at Round Top Graduate Fellow