Jon Tribble was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. 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 served as editor for the Indiana Review. He was the author of three collections of poems, most recently God of the Kitchen (Glass Lyre Press, 2018).
Of his work, Patricia Spears Jones has said, "As a fellow Arkansan, it is a deep pleasure to read these poems and to think that what they represent is Arkansas as The Diamond State, one in which the many facets of class, race, culture and change can be seen."
Winner of the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize from Sarah Lawrence College and the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize Competition, Tribble was the recipient of an Artist Fellowship Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council. He was managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by SIU Press. Married to the poet Allison Joseph, Tribble died on October 2, 2019.
God of the Kitchen (Glass Lyre Press, 2018)
And There Is Many a Good Thing (Salmon Poetry, 2017)
Natural State (Glass Lyre Press, 2016),