Erin Hoover is the author of Barnburner, selected by Kathryn Nuernberger for Elixir Press’s Antivenom Poetry Award and winner of a Florida Book Award in Poetry. Barnburner was named a “favorite poetry book of 2018” by Largehearted Boyand by The Adroit Journal and called “a fitting attempt to kick down staid, prim, even academic poetic doors” by Booklist. Hoover’s poems have appeared in journals such as the Cincinnati Review, the Florida Review, Poetry Northwest, and Shenandoah, and they have been anthologized in Best New Poets and The Best American Poetry. Hoover teaches poetry at Tennessee Tech University and serves on the executive committee of the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference. She earned an MFA from University of Oregon and a PhD from Florida State University, where she was editor-in-chief of the Southeast Review.