Nathan Hoks

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General Information

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Name: Nathan Hoks

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry

Born: in Colorado

Website: N/A


Photo Credit: Kasey Hund Photography

Illinois Connection

I was raised in the northwest suburbs, attended Loyola University Chicago, and have recently returned to live in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nathan Hoks is the author of two books of poetry, The Narrow Circle, forthcoming from Penguin, and Reveilles, which won Salt Publishing’s Crashaw Prize in 2010. He has also published a chapbook, Birds Mistaken As Wind, and a translation of Vicente Huidobro’s Arctic Poems. His translations and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as the Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Lit, Circumference, and Verse.

Hoks holds graduate degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin, and has received residency fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Millay Colony for the Arts. He is currently an editor and letterpress printer for Convulsive Editions, a micro-press that publishes chapbooks and broadsides. He teaches at Columbia College and lives in Chicago with his family.

Published Works

  • The Narrow Circle, Penguin, 2013
  • Reveilles, Salt Publishing, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Narrow Circle (National Poetry Series)

ISBN: 0143123734
Release Date: 2013-06-04

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ISBN: 1844717925
Release Date: 2010-10-29

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Literary Awards

  • National Poetry Series, The Narrow Circle
  • Crashaw Prize, Reveilles

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Nathan Hoks on WorldCat

Nathan Hoks on Amazon


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