Paul Hoover has published eleven collections of poetry including Edge and Fold, Poems in Spanish, Winter (Mirror), Rehearsal in Black, and Totem and Shadow: New & Selected Poems. He is editor of the anthology Postmodern American Poetry (W. W. Norton) and, with Maxine Chernoff, the literary magazine New American Writing. He won the Jerome J. Shestack Award for the best poetry to appear in American Poetry Review in 2002. With Nguyen Do, he edited and translated the anthology Black Dog, Black Night: Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry, recently published by Milkweed Editions. With Maxine Chernoff, he edited and translated Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin, forthcoming from Omnidawn in Fall 2008. Professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University, he curates the Friday Night Poetry Series at San Francisco’s de Young Museum.
Paul Hoover performed in 2009.