Photo: Sharon Harper, Detail, "Moon Studies and Star Scratches #9"
AILISH HOPPER is the author of Dark~Sky Society, selected by David St. John as a runner up for the New Issues poetry prize, and the chapbook, Bird in the Head, selected by Jean
Valentine for the Center for Book Arts prize. Individual poems have appeared in
journals including Agni, American Poetry Review, The Baffler, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Tidal Basin Review, among other places. She has also received
support from the Baltimore Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the
MacDowell colony, Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo.
A native of DC, she has degrees from Princeton University and Bennington College, and teaches at Goucher College and in Goucher's Prison Education Partnership.