Ms. Athena Dixon

Pennsylvania, United States

Member Since: 03/06/2013

A native of NE Ohio, Athena Dixon is a poet, essayist, and editor. She is Founder of Linden Avenue Literary Journal, which she launched in 2012. Athena's work has appeared in various publications including GAY Magazine, Narratively, and The Great Lakes Review. She is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. A Callaloo fellow, a V.O.N.A. fellow, and a Tin House Workshop attendee, Athena is the author of No God In This Room, a poetry chapbook (Argus House Press). Her work also appears in The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books). Athena is the co-host of the New Books in Poetry Podcast via the New Books Network. Her essay collection, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, is forthcoming from Split/Lip Press (2020). She resides in Philadelphia.  


Twitter Username: @AthenaDDixon


  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Kent State University (August 2002)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Youngstown State University (December 2005)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing/Poetry from Queens University of Charlotte (January 2008)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Poetry