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To Be Human in These Times: Erin Hoover, Anne-Adele Wight, and Edward Scott Anderson

Big Blue Marble welcomes poets Erin Hoover, Anne-Adele Wight, and Edward Scott Anderson for an evening of poetry that explores what it is to be human in an age of technological advances and climate disasters.

Erin Hoover was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Best New Poets, and in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Narrative, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Pleiades. She earned a Ph.D. from Florida State University and now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where she teaches writing. Erin has volunteered for The Southeast Review (editor in chief), VIDA: Women in Literary Arts (lead PR advisor), Writers Resist/Write Our Democracy (PR advisor), and Late Night Library (co-founder). Visit her website at

Of Hoover’s debut collection, Daisy Fried says: Erin Hoover’s supple, lucid voice, her storytelling skill, and the sheer linguistic and emotional intelligence of her poems make it hard to believe that Barnburner is a first book. There are poems here about bad jobs, environmental threat, about having or not having children, about sex, violence and many kinds of coercion, and maybe most of all about helplessness and control: who has control, how do we go out of control, how do we find our way back—if we do. A political, personal and timely book.”

Anne-Adele Wight is the author of The Age of Greenhouses, Opera House Arterial, and Sidestep Catapult, all from BlazeVOX. A fourth book, An Internet of Containment, is due from BlazeVOX this winter. Anne-Adele lives and writes in Philadelphia.

Of her newest collection, The Age of Greenhouses, Erin Boyer says: Welcome Anne-Adele––who seems to have no fear, not even the one of looking squarely at the planetary catastrophe of modernity––to the Lucretian halls of poets who spare no science. All this courage, plus I never thought I’d read an ecopoetics this funny.

Scott Edward Anderson is the author of Dwelling: an ecopoem (Shanti Arts, 2018), Fallow Field (Aldrich Press, 2013), and Walks in Nature’s Empire (The Countryman Press, 1995). He has been a Concordia Fellow at the Millay Colony for the Arts and received the Nebraska Review Award. His work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cimarron Review, The Cortland Review, Many Mountains Moving, TerrainThe Wayfarer, and the anthologies Dogs Singing (Salmon Poetry, 2011) and The Incredible Sestina Anthology(Write Bloody, 2013), among other publications. 

Anderson founded, which he wrote for ten years, worked for The Nature Conservancy from 1992-2007, and currently consults with conservation organizations and cleantech companies. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Samantha, and their blended family. Learn more about his work at and connect with him on Twitter @greenskeptic.

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