Poet and Nashville native Hannah Baggott received her MFA from Oregon State University in 2015.
She is now a Lecturer of English and Literacy Commons Faculty Fellow at UNC Pembroke.
She lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina area with her husband, Max, and their cats, Nu and Martha.
At UNCP, Hannah is faculty advisor to the American Association of University Women and SPECTRUM, the campus LGBT+ advocacy group. She has been awarded the Diane O. Jones Excellence in Service-Learning Award (2017) and the Advisor of the Year Award (2018).
Her concerns & obsessions include medicine, the body, the American South, intimacy, & faith. She loves the oral/aural aspects of poetry most.
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.
PORTRAIT BY GABRIEL MAX STARNER