Isobel O’Hare is a poet and essayist who has dual Irish and American citizenship. They are the author of the chapbooks Wild Materials (Zoo Cake Press, 2015), The Garden Inside Her (Ladybox Books, 2016), and Heartbreak Machinery (forthcoming from dancing girl press in 2018). Two of their 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 they were awarded the Mary Boyle McCrory Award for Excellence in Writing. They 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 co-edits (with Carleen Tibbetts) the journal and small press Dream Pop and reads fiction submissions for The Rumpus.