Hannah VanderHart


Durham, NC 27707

Author's Bio

Bio: Hannah VanderHart lives in Durham, NC. She has her MFA from George Mason University, and recently completed her dissertation on gender and collaboration poetics in the seventeenth century at Duke University. She has poems and reviews published at The McNeese Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, The Greensboro Review, American Poetry Review, The Indianapolis Review, storySouth and Poetry Northwest. Her chapbook, HANDS LIKE BIRDS, is forthcoming from Ethel Zine Press, and her first book of poetry WHAT PECAN LIGHT is forthcoming from Bull City Press. She is the Reviews Editor at EcoTheo Review. More at: hannahvanderhart.com

Publications & Prizes

Divine Dirt Quarterly
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Poets for Living Waters
Prick of the Spindle
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Spirituality & Health
The Christian Century
Prizes won: 

Second Place: “Penelope Weaves a Shroud for a Dying Man,” Flyleaf Books Second Thursday Poetry Contest, judged by Ann Garbett, 2017 / Finalist: “A Flower for Niedecker,” NC Humanities Council’s Linda Flowers Literary Award, 2017 / First Place: “Owls,” Ruminate Magazine, Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize, Judged by Vito Aiuto, 2010

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Start with C.D. Wright and go out from there.

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Opal, VA
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Last update: Jul 31, 2019