Poetry Spotlight: Jill McDonough Interviews Todd Hearon

Exeter, N.H., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015: assorted  (Cheryl Senter for Phillips  Exeter Academy) Exeter, N.H., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015: assorted (Cheryl Senter for Phillips Exeter Academy)

Contributor Todd Hearon recently published his second collection of poems, No Other Gods (Salmon Poetry 2015). His first collection of poems, Strange Land (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010), was selected by poet Natasha Trethewey as a winner of the Crab Orchard Poetry Series in Poetry Open Competition Award, and Hearon’s poems and plays have appeared such places as Ploughshares, Agni, Harvard Review, Poetry, Literary Imagination, Poetry London, Salamander, andSlate. He is the recipient of a PEN New England Discovery Award, a Friends of Literature Prize from Poetry magazine, the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize, the Rumi Prize in Poetry, and the Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin.  You can sample some of Hearon’s poems in our pages, where you’ll find poems from Strange Land in Memorious 11, and No Other God’s

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