Hannah Calkin was born in South Portland, Maine and grew up alongside beaches, boats, and animals of varying sizes. She earned a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maine at Farmington. She received the Spring 2018 Creative Writing Award for excellence and dedication from the faculty and a Wilson Scholarship for poetry in Fall 2017. She has been an intern at Alice James Books and a poetry reader for Barren Magazine.
Hannah is a contemporary poet with a deep appreciation for the classics. Her writing is interested in transformations, gardens, mythology, fairy tales, evolution, and femininity. Her work can be found in the Sandy River Review, The River, Barren Magazine, Persephone’s Daughters, Rhythm & Bones, and Riggwelter Press. In August 2019, her first book of poetry, Pomegranate Odyssey, will be published by Unsolicited Press. She currently works as a reading tutor and teaching assistant at Aucocisco School and Learning Center.