Literature Program

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

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UB Poetics Program

Paul Hoover

Poetics Plus

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Paul Hoover is the author of a novel, a collection of literary essays, and eleven collections of poetry, most recently Edge and Fold, Poems in Spanish, and Winter Mirror. He serves as curator of a new poetry series at the M.H. de Young Museum, an art museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. He is the recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Award for the best poems to appear in American Poetry Review, the Carl Sandburg Award, and the 1984 General Electric Foundation Award for Younger Writers.

Hoover edited Classroom Guide to Accompany Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (1994), a selection which starts chronologically with Charles Olson (1910-1970) and ends with poets born in the early to mid-1950s, and which along the way includes many poets who have read at Hallwalls over the years: Robert Creeley, John Ashbery, Jackson Mac Low, Amiri Baraka, Harry Mathews, Clarence Major, Anne Waldman, Nathaniel Mackey, Eileen Myles, Dennis Cooper, former UB Poetics Program director Charles Bernstein, and Hoover himself.

Hoover's translations (with Maxine Chernoff) of German lyric poet Friedrich H˘lderlin (1770-1843) is forthcoming from Omnidawn.

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