Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Genevieve Kaplan is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and the Iowa Writers Workshop. She currently lives in Southern California where she is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. Her poems often reflect on domestic scenes, as well as look outward to consider the natural world of California with a discerning eye, while her critical work builds on her experience with book arts and visual media, examining the state of the book though its production and presentation, with attention toward how this relates to trends in contemporary poetry.
The founding editor of the Toad Press International Chapbook Series, which publishes literary translations, she's also working on Gold Line Press, a perfect-bound chapbook series, with her fellow graduate students at USC, and was co-editor of an anthology, The Loudest Voice: Volume 1. Her poems and essays have been published in numerous journals, including Jubilat, Gulf Coast, Jacket, Copper Nickel, Fence, and Northwest Review. In the ice house is her first book of poetry.