Poet, Writer, Educator

HOLLIE HARDY is the author of How to Take a Bullet, And Other Survival Poems (Punk Hostage Press) winner of the 2016 Poetry Center Book Award, at San Francisco State University.

Hardy teaches online poetry workshops privately and at the SF Creative Writing Institute, where she has also served as the Poetry Department Chair. She is a former lecturer in Creative Writing, English, Composition, and Journalism at Berkeley City College and San Francisco State University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and a Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry.

Since its inception in 2011, Hardy has hosted the popular reading series, Saturday Night Special, A Virtual Open Mic on the last Saturday of every month. She a co-founder of the Beast Crawl Literary Festival in Oakland, Litquake's Flight of Poets in San Francisco, and Pairings for the Senses, at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. She is a former Editor-in-Chief of Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review.

Her work has appeared in MiGoZineThe Common, Dispatches from QuarantineColossus, Poetry InkOakland Review, Fourteen Hills, Something Worth Revising, Ekphrastic CaliforniaRed Light Lit, Eleven Eleven, sPARKLE & bLink, A Sharp Piece of Awesome, Parthenon West Review, One Ded Cow, Samizdat, Transfer, Milvia Street, and other journals.

She lives in Austin, TX. Write to holliehardy@gmail.com if you want to give her money.  

Go here to read an interview and see a video with Hollie Hardy for Evan Karp's The Write Stuff, a regular Litseen column in the SF Weekly.