Pauletta Hansel



Author's Bio

PAULETTA HANSEL is author of six poetry collections, including Palindrome (Dos Madres Press, 2017), poems and memoir in response to her mother’s dementia, winner of the 2017 Weatherford Award for best Appalachian poetry book. Her poems and prose have been featured in journals including Atlanta Review, Talisman, Appalachian Journal, Appalachian Heritage and Still: The Journal, and on The Writer’s Almanac, American Life in Poetry and Verse Daily. She is co-editor of Pine Moun¬tain Sand & Gravel, the literary publication of Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. Pauletta was Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate (2016- 2018) and leads writing workshops and retreats in the Greater Cincinnati area and beyond. She has a Master of Fine Arts, from Queens University of Charlotte, 2010. Pauletta blogs about the writing of Palindrome and other matters at

Publications & Prizes

Palindrome (Dos Madres Press, 2017)
Tangle (Dos Madres Press, 2015)
The Lives We Live in Houses (Wind Publications, 2011)
What I Did There (Dos Madres Press, 2011)
First Person (Dos Madres Press, 2007)
Prizes won: 

Wearherford Award for Best Appalachian Poetry Book of 2017 Berea College/Appalachian Studies Association

Best Ambassador for Poetry, CityBeat, (Cincinnati), 2017

Poet Laureate, City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2016-2018   

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Richmond, KY
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Jackson, KY
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Last update: Jan 02, 2019