Paul Hoover

Paul Hoover's most recent books are Edge and Fold (Apogee Press, 2006), Poems in Spanish (Omnidawn, 2005), Winter Mirror (Flood Editions, 2002), Rehearsal in Black (Salt Publications, 2001), Totem and Shadow: New & Selected Poems (Talisman House, 1999), Viridian (University of Georgia Press, 1997), and The Novel: A Poem (New Directions, 1990). He is editor of the anthology Postmodern American Poetry (W. W. Norton, 1994) and, with Maxine Chernoff, the annual literary magazine New American Writing. His collection of literary essays, Fables of Representation, was published by University of Michigan Press in 2004. He has also published a novel, Saigon, Illinois (Vintage Contemporaries). In 2002, he won the Jerome J. Shestack Award for the best poems to appear in American Poetry Review that year. With Maxine Chernoff, he has edited and translated Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin, to be published in 2008 by Omnidawn. He has been Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University since 2003.

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