Joshua Rivkin

Joshua Rivkin is a poet and essayist. His first book of nonfiction, Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly, was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and finalist for 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography. His debut collection of poems, Suitor, was published in 2020His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Slate, Southern Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best New PoetsRivkin has received a Fulbright Fellowship in Rome, Italy, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford as well as residencies and awards from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Ucross Foundation, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Inprint-Brown Foundation,  Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference,  National Humanities Center, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, and Poetry Society of America. From 2011-2016 he was a poetry editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches at the University of Utah and in the Continuing Studies Program at Stanford. He lives in Salt Lake City with his family. 



Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly (Melville House, 2018)

Suitor: Poems (Red Hen, 2020)