Gwendolyn Edward

Gwendolyn Edward
Graduate Instructor, Ridgel Fellow

M.F.A. Bennington College

M.A. and B.A. University of North Texas

Research and Teaching

Areas of Study:

  • Native American Studies
  • Folklore Studies
  • Creative Writing (Nonfiction and Fiction)

Pronouns: She/He/They

Gwendolyn Edward specializes in genre-bending, theory & craft of nonfiction and fiction, creative writing pedagogy, global anglophone literature, and folkloristics. Gwen’s nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have appeared in Assay, Crab Orchard Review, Fourth River, Booth, Brevity, Bourbon Penn, Cleaver Magazine, and others; their nonfiction has earned nominations for the Pushcart and Best American Essays. Their first book, a collection of short stories titled More Enduring for Having Been Broken, was the Black Lawrence Press 2019 Hudson winner. A Texas native and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Gwen identifies as two-spirited and is hearing-impaired. Gwen retains a MA from the University of North Texas and an MFA from Bennington College.