About

Mag Gabbert holds a PhD in creative writing from Texas Tech University and an MFA from The University of California at Riverside. She is the author of the chapbook Minml Poems (Cooper Dillon Books, 2020), and her work can also be found in The Rumpus, The Paris Review Daily, Pleiades, The Massachusetts Review, Waxwing, and many other journals. She’s received poetry fellowships from Idyllwild Arts and Poetry at Round Top, and in 2021 she was awarded a 92Y Discovery Award. She teaches creative writing at Southern Methodist University and serves as the interviews editor for Underblong Journal.

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Teaching Experience

Position Course Institution Date
Guest Faculty Lecturer Building with Tombstones: On Revival and Revision University of California at Riverside Spring 2020
Guest Faculty Lecturer 'She Unnames Them': Naming in Poetry University of California at Riverside Fall 2018
Instructor of Record Fine Arts 7361 Creating Compelling Narratives Southern Methodist University Fall 2021 – Present
Instructor of Record Humanities 7387 Research-Based Writing Southern Methodist University Spring 2021 – Present
Instructor of Record Fine Arts 7323 Creative Writing for Publication Southern Methodist University Summer 2019 – Present
Instructor of Record English 2390 Introduction to Creative Writing Southern Methodist University Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Instructor of Record Fine Arts 7322 Applying Research to Creative Nonfiction Southern Methodist University Spring 2019 – Present
Instructor of Record Fine Arts 7321 The Creative Nonfiction Spectrum Southern Methodist University Fall 2018 – Present
Instructor of Record Fine Arts 7320 Shaping Experience into Narrative Southern Methodist University Summer 2018 - Present
Instructor of Record Fine Arts 7350 Special Topics in Creative Nonfiction Southern Methodist University Summer 2018 - Present
Instructor of Record English 2307 Introduction to Fiction Texas Tech University Spring 2017
Instructor of Record English 2305 Introduction to Poetry Texas Tech University Fall 2016
Instructor of Record English 2351 Introduction to Creative Writing Texas Tech University Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Instructor of Record English 1301 Essentials of College Rhetoric Texas Tech University Spring 2015
Faculty Instructor Mixed Levels Nonfiction Personal Essay Writing Workshops Dallas Spring 2019 - Present
Faculty Instructor Mixed Levels Poetry Writing Workshops Dallas Winter 2018 - Present
Faculty Instructor Introduction to Poetry Writing Workshops Dallas Winter 2017 - Present
Faculty Instructor Introduction to Nonfiction Personal Essay Writing Workshops Dallas Summer 2017 - Present

Editorial Experience

Position Publication Institution Date
Consulting Editor Carve Magazine Limpede Ink, LLC Mar. 2018 – Present
Interviews Editor Underblong Journal Independent Publication Aug. 2018 – Present
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

Awards & Recognitions

  • Winner of a 2021 92Y Discovery Award from the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center
  • Finalist for Frontier Poetry’s 2020 Award for New Poets
  • 2020 Best of the Net Nomination for “Constellation” by Waxwing
  • Finalist for Texas Review Press’ 2020 X.J. Kennedy Prize
  • Finalist for University of Akron Press’ 2020 Akron Poetry Prize
  • 2020 Idyllwild Arts Poetry Fellow
  • Finalist for YesYes Books’ 2019 Pamet River Prize
  • Winner of American Literary Review’s 2019 Rossetti Broadside Prize
  • Finalist for BOAAT Press’ 2019 BOAAT Book Prize
  • 2019 Pushcart Nomination for “Steam” by Thrush Poetry Journal
  • 2018 Pushcart Nomination for “Orangutan” by Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine
  • Finalist for Black Lawrence Press’ 2018 Hudson Prize
  • Finalist for University of Akron Press’ 2018 Akron Poetry Prize
  • Finalist for Slope Editions’ 17th Annual Slope Editions Book Prize
  • 2018 Poetry at Round Top Fellow
  • James D. and Mary Hazlewood Memorial Graduate Fellow
  • Bruce G. and Cara Pollard Herlin Scholar for Creative Writing
  • June Cook Scholar for Creative Writing