Green Squall, Jay Hopler’s first collection of poems, was chosen by Louise Glück as the winner of the 2005 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in numerous magazines and journals, including The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, and Ploughshares. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he has earned degrees from New York University, The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Mr. Hopler is also the editor of a literary anthology of writings about hit men, entitled The Killing Spirit: An Anthology of Murder-for-Hire, and next year Yale University Press will bring out his Yale Anthology of Younger American Poets. He is Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
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