Gaynell Gavin is the author of Attorney-at-Large: A Novella and Intersections, a poetry chapbook, both published by Main Street Rag Publishing. Her work has appeared in many literary journals, including The Bellevue Literary Review, Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, Fourth Genre, North Dakota Quarterly, and Prairie Schooner. Gavin was a finalist in the 2012 Solstice Nonfiction Contest and for the 2011 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award as well as the recipient of a 2009 Notable Essay citation in Best American Essays. Blue Hour," her short story, was a 2013 Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition runner-up and appears in Southword Journal.
Gavin grew up in the Mississippi River communities of Alton and Godfrey in southwestern Illinois. She is a graduate of Principia College and Washington University Law. She received her graduate English education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Gavin practiced law in Colorado, first in Colorado Springs and then in the Denver area. Currently, she is a faculty member at Claflin University where she teaches English and Politics and Justice Studies. She lives with her family in Columbia, South Carolina.
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