Hollie Hardy


Austin, TX

Author's Bio

HOLLIE HARDY is a poet, educator, and award-winning author of How to Take a Bullet, And Other Survival Poems (Punk Hostage Press, 2014). She holds an MFA in Poetry from SFSU, teaches private poetry workshops online and in person, and hosts the long-running monthly reading series Saturday Night Special, a Virtual Open Mic. Publications include The Common, Fourteen Hills, ColossusEleven Eleven, Red Light Lit, MiGoZine, sPARKLE & bLink, Parthenon West Review, and other journals. She lives in Austin, TX. Find out more at holliehardy.com

Publications & Prizes

How to Take a Bullet and Other Survival Poems (Punk Hostage Press, 2014)
Prizes won: 

Annual Poetry Center Book Award from San Francisco State University

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Ocean Vuong, Ada Limón, Natalie Diaz, Ilya Kaminsky, Carolyn Forché, Victoria Chang, Richard Siken, Kaveh Akbar, Ben Lerner, Sally Wen Mao, Max Ritvo, Tracy K. Smith
What I'm reading now: 
In the Lateness of the World by Carolyn Forché

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Oakland, CA
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Last update: Jan 21, 2023