Chloe Honum

Chloe Honum

A Kiwi American, Chloe Honum was raised in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her first book, The Tulip-Flame (2014), was selected by Tracy K. Smith for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize, named a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award, and won Foreword Reviews Poetry Book of the Year Award and a Texas Institute of Letters Award. She is also the author of a chapbook, Then Winter (Bull City Press, 2017).

Chloe’s poems and essays have appeared widely, including in The Paris Review, Poetry, and Academy of American Poets. Her honors include a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and a Pushcart Prize, as well as residency fellowships from MacDowell and Djerassi. She served as a guest poetry co-editor for the 2017 Pushcart Prize XLI anthology.

Chloe holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. She has given lectures and readings for the University of Virginia, St. Joseph’s University, Guilford College, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, and the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture. In 2019, she was a Grimshaw Sargeson Fellow at the Sargeson Centre in Auckland. She is currently an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Baylor University.

Her most recent collection is The Lantern Room (Tupelo Press, 2022). Poems from this collection were named a finalist for the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America.

Books:  Then Winter, Editors’ Selection from the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition.

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