Chloe Honum


Author's Bio

Chloe Honum was born in Santa Monica, California, and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. She is the author of THE TULIP-FLAME (Cleveland State University Press, 2014), selected by Tracy K. Smith for the 2013 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize. THE TULIP-FLAME won Foreword Review's Book of the Year Award, the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and the Best First Book of Poetry Award from the Texas Institute of Letters, and was named a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award. Honum is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and a Pushcart Prize, as well as residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi, and the Kerouac House of Orlando. Her poems appear in such journals as The Paris Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, and Orion, and have been anthologized in Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and The Southern Poetry Anthology. Honum holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from the University of Arkansas. She is currently a PhD candidate at Texas Tech University.

Publications & Prizes

Pushcart Prize XL: Best of the Small Presses (Pushcart Press, 2015)
A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford (Woodley Press, 2013)
Best of the Net 2012 (Sundress Publications, 2013)
Best New Poets 2010 (Samovar Press, 2010)
Best New Poets 2008 (Samovar Press, 2008)
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2016 Pushcart Prize; 2015 Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Poetry; 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award in Poetry; Foreword Review's 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award; 2014 Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference; 2013 Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize; 2012 Audio Contest in Poetry from the Missouri Review; 2011 Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference; 2010-2011 Isabella Gardner Residency Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony; 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation; 2008 Greta Wrolstad Scholarship from SLS-Russia.

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Last update: Aug 14, 2018