Erin Adair-Hodges is the winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for her first poetry collection Let’s All Die Happy, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press as part of the Pitt Poetry Series in 2017.
A poet/essayist born and raised in New Mexico, Erin earned an MFA from the University of Arizona and then quit poetry; eight years later, her first accepted poem won The Georgia Review‘s Loraine Williams Prize. Her work can also be seen now or in Boulevard, Crazyhorse, Green Mountains Review, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Radar and more. Erin is currently an Assistant Professor of Poetry at the University of Central Missouri and the Poetry Editor of Pleiades.
2018: Allen Tate Award for Poetry
2017: Sewanee/Claudia Emerson Scholar in Poetry
2016: Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for Let’s All Die Happy
2016: Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Scholar in Poetry
2015: Sara Patton Poetry Stipend, The Writer’s Hotel
2014: The Georgia Review’s Loraine Williams Poetry Prize Winner
2010: National and NM Press Women Awards (Feature Writing, Section Editing)
2006: University of Arizona Poetry Center Prize
Vermont Studio Center (2019 James Merrill Fellow)
Sewanee Writers Conference (2017 Claudia Emerson Scholar)
Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference (2016 Rona Jaffe Scholar)
The Writer’s Hotel (2015 Sara Patton Poetry)
Tin House Writers Workshop
Squaw Valley Community of Writers