Thank you!  Barnburner has been been named a 2018 Florida Book Award winner in poetry. Medalists were announced March 12, 2019. Congrats to all who published a book in Florida in 2018!

GOLD: Erica Dawson, Tampa, “When Rap Spoke Straight to God” (Tin House Books)
SILVER: D.M. Aderibigbe, Tallahassee, “How the End First Showed” (University of Wisconsin Press)
BRONZE: Erin Hoover, Tallahassee, “Barnburner” (Elixir Press)

More information about the Florida Book Awards.

Thank you!  Barnburner has been named a “favorite poetry book of 2018” by Largehearted Boy and by The Adroit Journal.

Plus, Erin is traveling to Oregon in February 2019!  — Details here.

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Now booking!  To book an event or classroom visit, please get in touch at barnburner [dot] book [at] gmail [dot] com.


Announcing Fall 2018 tour dates for New York, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Tallahassee, Atlanta & more  — Details here.

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Erin is scheduled to read with poets Kaveh Akbar, Adrian Matejka, and Sandra Simonds at the 2018 PCA National Conference in Indianapolis (March 28-31).

FSU News

FSU Alumna Wins Antivenom Poetry Award,” FSU News, June 19, 2017


Language Distilled,” Tallahassee Magazine, March/April 2017


In September 2016, Erin read at the launch reading for The Best American Poetry in New York.  More about the book.

Erin reading at The Warehouse (Tallahassee, Florida) in February 2016