Chloe Honum grew up on the North Shore of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her first book of poems, The Tulip-Flame (2014), was selected by Tracy K. Smith for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize, named a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award, and won the Foreword INDIE Poetry Book of the Year Award, the Eric Hoffer Award, and a Texas Institute of Letters Award. She is also the author of a chapbook, Then Winter (Bull City Press, 2017).
Chloe’s poems have appeared widely, including in The Paris Review, Poetry, Orion, The Southern Review, and the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre. Mark Strand selected her work for Best New Poets 2008, and Claudia Emerson selected her work for Best New Poets 2010. She has been awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and The Missouri Review’s Miller Audio Prize, as well as fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Kerouac House of Orlando, and Djerassi. Along with Kevin Prufer and Dorothea Lasky, Chloe served as a guest poetry editor for the 2017 Pushcart Prize XLI anthology.
Chloe holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. An Assistant Professor of Poetry at Baylor University, she is currently a 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellow at the Sargeson Centre in Auckland.