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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Paul Hoover  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1946 in Harrisonburg, Virginia


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.

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