Grace Gardiner

Grace Gardiner
Graduate Instructor, Creative Writing Fellow, Assistant to the Director of Creative Writing
Tate 114B

MFA 2017, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research and Teaching

Areas of Interest

  • Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • Creative Writing

Pronouns: they/them/their(s)

Grace Gardiner is a non-binary poet, scholar, teacher, installation artist, and goose. Some of their research interests include the relationship between the blues/jazz and poetry in American literature and culture; compositional practice across the arts and intermedia; lyric and genre theories; and the super weird sides of posthumanism. They received an MFA in Writing from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and are a former poetry editor for The Greensboro Review. They read, teach, and write across the street from an overgrown field in Columbia, MO, where they live alongside their partner, their eel hound, and one too many brown recluses. Find more of them online at