Abigail Chabitnoy

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Abigail Chabitnoy

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Abigail Chabitnoy is the author of How to Dress a Fish (Wesleyan 2019), winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award for Poetry and shortlisted in the international category of the 2020 Griffin Prize for Poetry. She was a 2016 Peripheral Poets fellow and her poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry ReviewBoston Review, Tin House, Gulf CoastLitHub, and Red Ink, among others. She earned her MFA in Poetry at Colorado State University. Most recently, she was the recipient of the Witter Bynner Funded Native Poet Residency at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, CO, and is a mentor for the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA in Creative Writing. She is a Koniag descendant and member of the Tangirnaq Native Village in Kodiak.

Abigail Chabitnoy's Published Work

  • How to Dress a Fish

    How to Dress a Fish

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  • In the Current Where Drowning Is Beautiful

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One of Abby's strengths as a teacher was the way in which she provided each of her students with feedback that was both useful and encouraging. She took our work seriously, no matter where we were in our poetry journey, and gave us really constructive comments both in class and in her written comments to us. Our class was supportive and engaged because of the respect and time that she provided to each of us. Abby also had a wonderful way of distilling complicated ideas into a manageable understanding for all of us. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and hope to have her again as my teacher.
Theresa Allen