Elizabeth Hoover is a writer who enjoys working on projects that have a conceptual or research element. Her current project, The Enterprise of Seeing offers art as a space for resistance to and transformation of dominant gender narratives. This hybrid text uses diverse sources including pop culture, art history, and aesthetic theory to explore issues related to sexual violence. A portion of that project was awarded StoryQuarterly’s essay prize, judged by Maggie Nelson.
Her poetry has appeared in Pank, The Los Angeles Review, Poetry Northwest, Natural Bridge, Folio, Massachusetts Review and Hayden's Ferry Review, among others.
As a journalist, Elizabeth has contributed to numerous publications including The Paris Review, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Dallas Morning News. She is the assistant director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University, where she also teaches creative writing and edits the center’s on-line magazine, The Fight and the Fiddle.