Jay Hopler


Jay Hopler’s first collection of poetry, Green Squall (2006), was chosen by Louise Glück as the winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize; his second collection, The Abridged History of Rainfall (2016), was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry; his third collection, Still Life, will be published by the McSweeney’s Poetry Series in spring 2022. As an editor and translator, his works include The Killing Spirit: An Anthology of Murder for Hire (1998), Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry (edited with his spouse, poet, and Renaissance scholar Kimberly Johnson, 2013), and The Museum of Small Dark Things: 25 Poems by Georg Trakl (2016). The recipient of numerous honors and awards, including a Whiting Award, a Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, two Florida Book Awards, fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Rome Prize in Literature, he divides his time between Tampa and Salt Lake City.

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