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, Chattahoochee ReviewPoetry NorthwestPoetry InternationalRHINO PoetryTinderbox Poetry JournalThe Greensboro Review and The Rumpus. Their works-in-progress include the poetry collection Larks and the essay collection Confederate Monument Removal. Han is the reviews editor at EcoTheo Review, edits Moist Poetry Journal, and hosts Of Poetry Podcast. 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/she.

What Pecan Light is now available from Bull City Press