Isobel O'Hare is a Pushcart-nominated poet and essayist who was born in Chicago, Illinois but did most of her growing up in Ireland. Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals. O'Hare is the author of the chapbooks Wild Materials (published in 2015 by Zoo Cake Press) and The Garden Inside Her (published in 2016 by Ladybox Books). She received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and she was recently awarded a Helene Wurlitzer Fellowship. She lives in Oakland, California.