Isobel O’Hare is a poet and essayist who has dual Irish and American citizenship. She is the author of the chapbooks Wild Materials (Zoo Cake Press, 2015) and The Garden Inside Her (Ladybox Books, 2016). Two of her poems appeared in the anthology A Shadow Map, published in 2017 by Civil Coping Mechanisms Press. A collaboration with the poet Sarah Lyn Rogers will be published in a forthcoming anthology from Black Lawrence Press.
O’Hare graduated summa cum laude from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., where she was awarded the Mary Boyle McCrory Award for Excellence in Writing. She went on to earn an MFA in Poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. O’Hare has also been the recipient of awards from Split This Rock and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.
In addition to writing, O’Hare has curated readings in the San Francisco Bay Area, provides freelance editing services through New Wave Editing, co-edits (with Carleen Tibbetts) the journal and small press Dream Pop, and reads fiction submissions for The Rumpus.
O’Hare currently resides in Taos, New Mexico.