Kiala Givehand

Kiala Givehand is a poet, educator, and book artist whose writing has appeared on, at the Bella Vista Art Gallery in Chicago, in the Campanil, and is forthcoming in Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women. She received her MFA in Poetry from Mills College and is the founding editor of Generations Literary Journal. Kiala is a Cave Canem Fellow, a Voices of Our Nation (VONA) alum, a recipient of a 2011 Penland Winter Residency, and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. A native Floridian, Kiala now resides in Oakland, CA with her husband Damon and their collections of books, yoga mats, and fine writing instruments.

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