Ivan Young

Kimmel Foundation Awards - Literary





About Ivan

Ivan Young is a 2 nd -year doctoral student in English at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he studies and teaches poetry. When he’s not writing or studying, he likes to cook, ride his bike, and binge-watch television shows. He is the author of the poetry collection Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain (Brick House Books) and the chapbook A Shape in the Waves (Stepping Stones Press). He recently won the 2017 Apple Valley Review’s Editor’s Prize, was the 2013 Norton Girault Literary Prize winner, and is a three- time Pushcart Prize nominee. He grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, where he earned a B. S. in Zoology from Clemson University and an M. F. A. in Creative Writing from University of South Carolina. He now lives in Omaha with his wife and two children.

Sponsored by Richard P. Kimmel & Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation

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