Bio

Han VanderHart is a genderqueer Southern writer living in Durham, North Carolina. Han holds an MFA in poetry from George Mason University and an MA in English from Georgetown, where they worked with Carolyn Forché at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. In 2019, Han received their PhD in English from Duke University and defended the dissertation Gender and Collaboration in Seventeenth-Century English Poetry. Han’s poetry, reviews, and essays have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Boston Globe, Kenyon ReviewAmerican Poetry ReviewAGNISouthern Humanities Review, Cave Wall, Chattahoochee ReviewPoetry NorthwestPoetry InternationalRHINO PoetryTinderbox Poetry JournalThe Rumpus, and elsewhere. Their works-in-progress include the poetry collection Larks, the essay collection Confederate Monument Removal, and the nonbinary memoir S/H/E. Han is the reviews editor at EcoTheo Review, edits Moist Poetry Journal, hosts Of Poetry Podcast, and is the co-founding editor and publisher of the poetry micro press River River Books alongside Amorak Huey. Han is the author of the poetry chapbook Hands like Birds (Ethel Zine Press, 2019) and the poetry collection What Pecan Light (Bull City Press, Spring 2021).

Han’s pronouns are they/them.

What Pecan Light is now available from Bull City Press

Short Bio: Han VanderHart is a genderqueer Southern writer living in Durham, North Carolina. They have poetry and essays published in The Boston Globe, Kenyon Review, The American Poetry Review, The Rumpus, AGNI and elsewhere. Han hosts Of Poetry podcast, edits Moist Poetry Journal and reviews at EcoTheo Review, and is the author of the poetry collection What Pecan Light (Bull City Press, 2021). Han recently founded the micro poetry press River River Books with Amorak Huey.