Hannah VanderHart lives, writes and teaches in Durham, North Carolina. She holds an MFA in poetry from George Mason University and an MA in English from Georgetown, where she worked with Carolyn Forché at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. In 2019, she received her PhD in English from Duke University and defended the dissertation Gender and Collaboration in Seventeenth-Century English Poetry. She has poetry, reviews and nonfiction published in Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, AGNI, Southern Humanities Review, The Adroit Journal, Chattahoochee ReviewPoetry Northwest, Poetry International, RHINO Poetry, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Greensboro Review, and is the author of the poetry chapbook Hands like Birds (Ethel Zine Press, 2019) and the poetry collection What Pecan Light (forthcoming from Bull City Press, Spring 2021). Her works-in-progress include the poetry collection Larks and the essay collection Confederate Monument Removal. Hannah is the reviews editor at EcoTheo Review and a member of the National Book Critics Circle.