AILISH HOPPER is the author of Dark~Sky Society (New Issues), selected by David St. John, and the chapbook, Bird in the Head (Center for Book Arts), selected by Jean Valentine. Individual poems have appeared in journals including Agni, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Tidal Basin Review, among other places. She has received support from the Baltimore Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the Maryland State Arts Council, 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 in Baltimore.