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(2010 Graduate)

Elizabeth Hoover is the Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at James Madison University.

Elizabeth Hoover joined the Furious Flower Poetry Center in February 2013. As assistant director, she secures grants and other funding, helps select and present poets for the annual reading series, and is in the process of establishing an online literary journal for the center. She also serves as faculty advisor for Word Is Born Writers' Society.

Ms. Hoover received a combined MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature at Indiana University. While at Indiana, she received a Project on African Expressive Traditions Grant to conduct original archival research on the poet Robert Hayden. She is currently developing that research into the first full-length biography of Hayden. She is also the author of three biographies for young adults. Her criticism and author interviews have appeared in the Paris Review, Los Angeles Times, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, among others. As a poet, Ms. Hoover has published widely and in such publications as Poetry Northwest, Massachusetts Review, and New Letters. She is the recipient of a Merida Fellowship to the U.S. Poets in Mexico Conference and a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

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