Welcome to Jon Tribble Official


Jon Tribble was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He grew up in Aldersgate Camp just outside of Little Rock (at that time), a church camp devoted to medical and social services programming.  He has worked as a dishwasher, maintenance worker, fry cook, movie theater manager, data processing clerk, and night watchman, and he has lived in Arkansas, South Texas, Indiana, and Illinois. He received his B. A. in English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and an M.A. and M.F.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington, where he worked on the staff of Indiana Review on and off for five years, including a year as editor. He is author of three collections of poems: Natural State (Glass Lyre Press, 2016), And There Is Many a Good Thing (Salmon Poetry, 2017), and God of the Kitchen (Glass Lyre Press, 2018). He is the recipient of a 2003 Artist Fellowship Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council and his poems have appeared in print in journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Alaska Quarterly Review, Poetry, Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, and The Jazz Poetry Anthology, and online at The Account, Dublin Poetry Review, The Blue Mountain Review, and storySouth. His work was selected as the 2001 winner of the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize from Sarah Lawrence College and as a winner in the 2016 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize Competition. He is managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by SIU Press.

Phone: 618.453.6833
email: jtribble@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 222


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