“[This class] made me feel like part of a community.” — Poetry Writing student, Hendrix College

“She cared about helping us without putting restrictions on our writing.” — Poetic Technique student, FSU

“Erin was a fantastic teacher. She gave awesome feedback, helped if I was struggling, and assisted with the improvement of my work.  She was easy to reach outside of class hours if I needed her.” — Article and Essay Technique student, FSU

“I wish I could take this class over again.  I will use these skills in my professional life and I will stay in contact with this teacher. ” — Advanced Writing and Editing student, FSU


Poetry Writing
Hendrix Poetry Writing students, Fall 2019

Erin Hoover is currently the Murphy Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Hendrix College, one of forty Colleges That Change Lives.  She teaches poetry and nonfiction in the English Department and mentors undergraduate students through the Murphy Scholars Program, a humanities cohort program for students planning advanced study in literature and language. She serves as faculty advisor to The Profile, Hendrix’s student magazine.


Poetic Technique students
FSU Poetic Technique students, Spring 2017

Prior to 2019, Erin taught for six years at Florida State University, first as a graduate instructor, then as full-time visiting teaching faculty. As editor-in-chief of the Southeast Review from 2014-2016, she ran an editing practicum for undergraduate editors. While a graduate student, Erin’s students nominated her for an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award through the Graduate School.


In January 2019, Erin was awarded a certificate through FSU’s Diversity and Inclusion Program, part of the Center for Leadership and Social Change, for completion of coursework and a theory-to-action project to apply research about inclusive practices in educational spaces to creative writing classrooms.  She was also trained in allyship to LGBTQ+ people through Allies & Safe Zones and her office and class registered as campus safe spaces.


Erin served as a mentor for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ Writer to Writer in 2018, working with poet Romana Iorga.


Courses taught, Hendrix College:
English 301: Creative Nonfiction Writing
English 303: Poetry Writing—Poetry as an Act of Community
English 499: Independent Study—The Poetic Line in Free-Verse Poetry


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Courses taught, Florida State University:
English 4942: Editing Internship (Southeast Review)
English 4404: Advanced Writing and Editing
Creative Writing 3311: Poetic Technique
English 3310: Article and Essay Technique
Literature 2030: Introduction to Poetry
English 2135: Research, Genre, and Context
English 1145: First-Year Writing: Writing About the Poet in the World
English 1101 and 1102: First-Year Writing