Rachel Hadas is the author of six books of poetry including Indelible (Wesleyan, 2001) and Halfway Down the Hall: New & Selected Poems (Wesleyan, 1998), a finalist for the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Her work appeared in Smartish Pace, Issue Six. (2003)
Richard Hague’s eleventh and twelfth books are forthcoming: New & Selected Poems (Iris Press) and Public Hearings (Word Press). His poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issues 14 and 15. [bio updated 2008]
Mark Halperin teaches at Central Washington University. He is the author of four books of poems, including Time As Distance (New Issues Press, 2001) and a chapbook, Now and Then (March Street Press, 2001). He and Dinara Georgeoliani have published translations of Russian Soviet-period writers Alexandr Galich, Daniel Kharms and Andrei Platonov. (2002)
Julie Hanson has received an NEA Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry East, Runes and The Iowa Review. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Jeff Hardin teaches at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN. He is the author of two chapbooks, Deep in the Shallows (GreenTower, 2002) and The Slow Hill Out (Pudding House, 2003). His first full-length collection of poems, Fall Sanctuary, won the 2004 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize from Story Line Press. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 8 and 12.
James Harms directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at West Virginia University. His fifth book of poems, After West (Carnegie Mellon), was published in 2008. His poems have appeared in Smartish Pace, Issues 6, 10 and 14. [bio updated 2008]
Reginald Harris works for the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. His book, 10 Tongues (Three Conditions, 2001), was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the ForeWord Book of the Year. He has received awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 2, 10 and 16 (2009).
Jeffrey Harrison is the author of three books of poetry: The Singing Underneath (E.P. Dutton, 1988), selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series, Signs of Arrival (Copper Beech, 1996) and Feeding the Fire (Sarabande, 2001). He has received a Guggenheim and NEA fellowship, as well as a Pushcart Prize, the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholarship and the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets. Visit www.smartishpace.com to read an interview with Mr. Harrison. (2002)
Joseph Harrison is the author of Someone Else’s Name (Waywiser, 2003) and Identity Theft (Waywiser, 2008). He lives in Baltimore. His poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issues 14 and 15. [bio updated 2008]
Clarinda Harriss chairs the Towson University English Department, works with prison writers, and directs BrickHouse Books, Inc., Maryland’s oldest continuously-publishing small press. Her poems have appeared most recently in Poetry and The Spoon River Anthology. (2000)
Matt Hart is the author of Who’s Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and Wolf Face (H_NGM_N BKS, 2010). A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati and teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. [bio updated 2011]
Heather Hartley’s poems have appeared in Antietam Review, CALYX, Kalliope and Paris/Atlantic (France). She was the 2002 first prize winner in poetry for the Tin House/Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her poems have been finalists in the Atlanta Review’s and Mississippi Review’s poetry prizes. She lives in Paris. (2004)
Harvey, Gayle Elen
Gayle Elen Harvey has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. She received a 1988-89 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, was co-winner of the 1994 Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America and was a finalist in the 1999 Rainer Maria Rilke International Poetry Competition. Her poetry has been included in the anthologies Claiming the Spirit Within (Beacon Press, 1996) and American Letters and Commentary, 10th Anniversary Issue (1998), and such journals as Poetry Northwest, Yankee, Lullwater Review and Poetry New York. (2001)
Lola Haskins’ most recent collection is Desire Lines: New and Selected Poems (BOA, 2004). Hunger (Iowa, 1993) won the Iowa Poetry Prize in 1992. She’s currently working on a book of essays about Florida state parks. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Robert Hass was born in San Francisco on March 1, 1941. He attended St. Mary's College in Moraga, California and received both an MA and Ph.D. in English from Stanford University.
His books of poetry include Time and Materials (Ecco Press, 2007), which won the 2007 National Book Award; Sun Under Wood: New Poems (1996); Human Wishes (1989); Praise (1979); and Field Guide (1973), which was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets Series. About Hass's work, Kunitz wrote, "Reading a poem by Robert Hass is like stepping into the ocean when the temperature of the water is not much different from that of the air. You scarcely know, until you feel the undertow tug at you, that you have entered into another element."
Hass has also co-translated several volumes of poetry with Czeslaw Milosz, most recently Facing the River (1995), and is author or editor of several other collections of essays and translation, including The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa (1994), and Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry (1984).
Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997 and as a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets from 2001 to 2007. He lives in California with his wife, poet Brenda Hillman, and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
Chris Haven teaches creative writing at Grand Valley State University. His poems have appeared in Harpur Palate, Pebble Lake Review, Puerto del Sol and Sentence. [bio updated 2011]
Brooks Haxton is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Uproar (Knopf, 2006). The poems that appear in Smartish Pace Issue 15 are included in his next collection, They Lift Their Wings to Cry (forthcoming, Knopf, 2008). He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Syracuse University. His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Chris Hayes is an MFA candidate at Ole Miss where he serves as poetry editor for The Yalobusha Review. His work has appeared in Red Clay Review and Zone 3. Hayes was a finalist for the 2007-08 AWP Intro Journals Award Project. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).
Terrance Hayes’s third poetry collection, Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006), was named one of the best 100 books of 2006 by Publishers Weekly. Penguin will publish his next collection, Lighthead, in 2010. He teaches at Carnegie Mellon University. [bio updated 2011]
John Hazard has taught English for twenty-eight years in the Cranbrook Educational Community, where he lives and works. His poetry has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in sixteen publications including Cincinnati Poetry Review, Cream City Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Poetry Northwest. (2000)
Rebecca Hazelton was the 2010-11 Jay C. and Ruth Hall Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Her first book, Fair Copy (2011), won The Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry, and her second book, Vow, is forthcoming from Cleveland State University Press. In 2012, she won the “Discovery”/Boston Review poetry contest. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace Issue 20 (2013). [bio updated 2013]
Hazen, Elizabeth Brooke
Elizabeth Brooke Hazen studied English literature at Yale College and attended The Graduate Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Her work has appeared in Antietam Review, Cabin Fever: Poets at Joaquin Miller’s Cabin, Gargoyle, Hanging Loose and Nimrod. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Andra Henchey holds an MFA in creative writing from Pacific Lutheran University. Her work has appeared in Absent, American Poetry Journal, H_NGM_N, Other Rooms, Pank and The Scrambler. Assistant Poetry Editor for Drunken Boat and Founder of Hartford Connecticut’s Inescapable Rhythms poetry reading series, she lives and teaches in Windhoek, Namibia. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 20 (2013) where she was the winner of the Erskine J. Poetry Prize. [bio updated 2013]
Eileen Hennessy has work published in Artful Dodge, Cream City Review, Sanskrit, The Literary Review, The Paris Review and Western Humanities Review. She lives in New York City where she is an adjunct associate professor in the Translation Studies Program at New York University. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Michael Hettich is the author of six books of poetry including, most recently, Sleeping With The Lights On (Pudding House, 2000). His poems have appeared in numerous publications including Poetry East, The Indiana Review, New Letters, Witness, and The Literary Review. He received a 1999-2000 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. (2000)
Bob Hicok is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Insomnia Diary (2004) and This Clumsy Living (2007), both from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Other books include Animal Soul (Invisible Cities, 2001), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Plus Shipping (BOA, 1998); and The Legend of Light (Wisconsin, 1995), which won the 1995 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. Having owned a successful die design business, he is currently an assistant professor of English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. He read in the Smartish Pace reading series on December 12, 2006 at The Walters Art Museum. His poems appear in Smartish Pace, Issues 12 and 15. (2008)
Hill, R. Nemo
R. Nemo Hill is the author of an illustrated novel, Pilgrim’s Feather (Quantuck Lane, 2002); a narrative poem, The Strange Music of Erich Zann (Hippocampus, 2004); and a chapbook, Prolegomena to an Essay On Satire (Modern Metrics, 2006). He lives in New York City. His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. (2008)
Brenda Hillman is the author of eight poetry collections including Pieces of Air in the Epic (2005) and Practical Water (2009), both from Wesleyan University Press. She is Olivia Filippi Professor of poetry at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).
Tony Hoagland’s third collection of poems, What Narcissism Means To Me, (2003), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2005 he received the Mark Twain Award for humor in American poetry. He teaches in the graduate writing program of the University of Houston, and in the Warren Wilson MFA program. A book of prose about poetry, Real Sofistakashun, is forthcoming in 2006. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
John Hollander is the author of eighteen collections of poetry. His most recent book is Picture Window (Knopf, 2003) and his first book, A Crackling of Thorns (Yale, 1958), was chosen by W.H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. He has written eight books of criticism including Rhyme’s Reason: A Guide to English Verse (Yale, 1981) and has edited or co-edited more than twenty collections of poetry. He is currently Sterling Professor emeritus of English at Yale. (2004)
Ann Holmes lives in Westport, Connecticut. She attended Bennington College, received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence and a Doctor of Arts in Art Education from New York University. She has exhibited her sculpture and painting throughout New England. Her poems have appeared in the Connecticut River Review, receiving honorable mention in the Brodine Contest in 1997 & 1999, and in Japanophile. (2000)
Jay Hopler’s ﬁrst book, Green Squall (Yale, 2006), was chosen by Louise Glück as the winner of the 2005 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. His next book project, The Yale Anthology of Younger American Poetry, will be published by Yale University Press in 2010. He is assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of South Florida. [bio updated 2011]
Susan Howe's most recent books are Kidnapped (Coracle, 2002) and The Midnight (New Directions, 2003). A CD called Thiefth in collaboration with the musician/composer David Grubbs has recently been released from Blue Chopsticks. She holds the Samuel P Capen Chair in Poetry and the Humanities at SUNY—Buffalo. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Christopher Howell’s ninth collection of poems, Gaze, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. He is on the MFA faculty of the Inland NW Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University, where he is also senior editor for Eastern Washington University Press. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 5, 13 and 16. [bio updated 2009]
Andrew Hudgins is the author of seven books of poetry including Ecstatic in the Poison (Overlook Press/Sewanee Writers’ Series, 2003), Babylon in a Jar (Houghton Mifflin, 1998), The Glass Anvil (Michigan, 1997) and Saints and Strangers (Houghton Mifflin, 1985), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is Professor of English at The Ohio State University. (2003)