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Jon Tribble death: Poet and managing editor Crab Orchard Review has died, tributes pour in

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Jon Tribble, an author and literary editor, has died. Pic credit: Jon Tribble/Instagram

Jon Tribble, an award-winning poet and managing editor of the Crab Orchard Review, has died. His wife and fellow poet, Allison Joseph, announced his death on Instagram. His cause of death has not been revealed.

“Today I learned that my best friend and my beloved husband, Jon Tribble, died,” Joseph reveals that she was not present when her husband passed away. “This grief is raw, and new, and terrible, and I am so sorry for this loss–so many people adored my husband. I am headed home (we were apart for the last few days) to find a way forward.”

Tribble was from Little Rock, Arkansas, and according to his website, he worked as a maintenance worker, fry cook, and numerous other jobs before becoming an author. He received a BA in English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an MA and MFA from Indiana University at Bloomington, where he worked as a staff member for the Indiana Review and eventually became its editor.

He was the author of three collections of poems: Natural State, And There Is Many a Good Thing, and most recently, God of the Kitchen, which was released last year.

Tribble was the is the recipient of a 2003 Artist Fellowship Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council. The late author also won the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize from Sarah Lawrence College and the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize Competition.

His poetry has appeared in several anthologies and publications, including The Jazz Poetry Anthology, Poetry Magazine, and Dublin Poetry Review. Several fans and former students of Triblle have paid tribute to him on social media the following news of his death becoming public.

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Jon Tribble is remembered for his contributions to poetry and he is survived by his wife, Allison Joseph.


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