Paul Hoover

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General Information

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Name: Paul Hoover

Pen Name: None

Born: 1946 in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Paul Hoover taught at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Hoover is best known for his poetry. He was a poet in residence at Columbia College in Chicago. More recently he was a Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State Universiey. He now lives in Mill Valley, California.

Published Works

  • Hairpin Turns: Poems, 1972
  • Letter to Einstein Beginning Dear Albert Poems, Small Pr Distribution, 1979
  • Nervoussongs: Poems, L'epervier Pr, 1986
  • Saigon: Illinois, 1988
  • Classroom Guide to Accompany Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, R.S. Means Company, 1994
  • Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, 1994
  • Viridian: Poems (Contemporary Poetry Series), University of Georgia Press,1997
  • Totem and Shadow: New and Selected Poems, Talisman House Publishers, 2000
  • Rehearsal in Black (Salt Modern Poets), Salt Publishing, 2001
  • Winter (Mirror), Flood Editions, 2002
  • Fables of Representation: Essays (Poets on Poetry), University of Michigan Press, 2004
  • The Focused Shooter, Paul Hoover; 1ST Edition, 2005
  • Poems in Spanish, Omnidawn Publishing, 2005
  • Edge and Fold, Apogee Press, 2006
  • Black Dog, Black Night: Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry, Milkweed Editions, 2008
  • Sonnett 56, Les Figues, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Letter to Einstein Beginning Dear Albert Poems

ISBN: 0916328120
Release Date: 1979-12

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Nervous Songs: Poems

ISBN: 0934332460
Release Date: 1986-07

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Classroom Guide to Accompany Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology

ISBN: 0393964507
Release Date: 1994-06-01

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Viridian (Contemporary Poetry (Univ of Georgia Paperback))

ISBN: 0820318957
Release Date: 1997-02-01

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ISBN: 1883689872
Release Date: 1999-01-01

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Rehearsal in Black (Salt Modern Poets)

ISBN: 1876857315
Release Date: 2001-11-01

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Winter (Mirror)

ISBN: 0971005958
Release Date: 2002-01-01

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Fables of Representation: Essays (Poets on Poetry)

ISBN: 0472068563
Release Date: 2004-03-23

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The Focused Shooter

ISBN: 1599160277
Release Date: 2005

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Sonnet 56 (Trenchart; Trenchart Maneuvers)

ISBN: 1934254126
Release Date: 2009-11-01

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Literary Awards

Jerome J. Shestack Award, 2002; Contemporary Poetry Series Award, 1996; Carl Sandburg Award, 1987; General Electric Award for Younger Writers, 1984; NEO Fellowship, 1980

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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