Poet and Nashville native Hannah Baggott received her MFA from Oregon State University in 2015.
Her concerns & obsessions include medicine, the body, the American South, intimacy, & faith. She loves the oral/aural aspects of poetry most.
She is a regular contributor with Visitant.
She is the recipient of the 2015 Marica & Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry (judged by Major Jackson) through Bellevue Literary Review, the Joyce Carol Oates Commencement Award in Poetry through Oregon State University, and the Lisa Ede Award for Excellence in Composition Instruction.
She has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize via Rogue Agent and Visitant Lit.
She is now a Lecturer of English at UNC Pembroke and lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina area with her husband, Max.
At UNCP, Hannah is faculty advisor to the American Association of University Women. She is also a volunteer with the Rape Crisis Center of Robeson County.
PORTRAIT BY GABRIEL MAX STARNER