Hannah Rodabaugh is a poet & essayist. She has an MA from Miami University and an MFA from Naropa University.
She is the author of With Words: Verse in Concordance (dancing girl press), We Don’t Bury Our Dead When Our Dead Are Animals (Another New Calligraphy), and We Traced The Shape Of Our Loss To See Your Face (Angel House Press). She has poetry published in Flim Forum Press’ anthology A Sing Economy. She also has poetry at The Wire’s Dream Magazine, Anti-Narrative Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review, Nerve Lantern, Used Furniture Review, Smoking Glue Gun, Horse Less Press Review, Room Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, Rabid Oak, Written River, K’in Literary Journal, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, and elsewhere. You can find a lovely interview about her writing process over at The Wire’s Dream Magazine.
She had ekphrasis poetry at the Boise Art Museum as part of Tall Tales: Narratives From The Permanent Collection. You can read about the process of creating poetry for the exhibit at Greenbelt Magazine.
She was a 2019 Artist-in-Residence for both Oregon Caves National Monument and the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. Previously, she was a 2018 Artist-in-Residence for the Boise Public Library, and a 2017 Artist-in-Residence for Craters of the Moon National Monument. You can hear excerpts from poetry she wrote at Craters of the Moon here.
She’s received grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Alexa Rose Foundation.
She’s performed her poetry at over 60 readings across Idaho and the West. Recent or upcoming readings include Death Rattle Writer’s Festival, MING Studios 7 O’Clock Series, Radio Boise, Surel’s Place, Voices of the Earth, and Lit Youngstown First Wednesday Series.
When not writing, she works as a teaching writer for The Cabin Idaho, and as a co-organizer for Ghosts & Projectors. Previously, she taught at Boise State University, Naropa University, and Community College of Denver, and she used to write book reviews for [PANK].
Her poetry is often ecologically-focused, and she is currently completing a poetry collection on different ecosystems and ecoregions of the Pacific Northwest.
Some of her personal interests include hiking & birding; native plants & animals; contemplative thinking; painting; song writing; infectious disease; farmer’s markets (especially produce from Next Generation Organics); microhistories; volcanoes; enthusiastically-terrible interpretive dance; weird divination practices (like tyromancy, which she unsuccessfully attempted with a friend); natural features, animals, and flowers that are blue; and gluten-free cooking & baking.