Hannah received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from Loyola Marymount University, and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers. She is currently working toward her MFA at the University of California, Irvine, where she teaches first-year writing and poetry workshops, and helps direct the MFA reading series. Editor-in-chief of Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and formerly an Associate Editor for Mississippi Review, she also serves as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction, and reads for Ploughshares.
Hannah Dow is the author of Rosarium (Acre Books, 2018) and the chapbook,Options for Penance(dancing girl press, 2017). Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in such publications as Pleiades, The Southern Review, RHINO, The Rumpus, North American Review, Ninth Letter, The Cincinnati Review, and The Journal, among others. She received the cream city review Summer Prize for Poetry, judged by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
She attended the 2019 Sewanee Writers' Workshop as a Tennessee Williams scholar, has received an Emerging Artist Award from Partners for the Arts, two honorable mentions in the AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Intro Journals Project, a Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship from Bread Loaf Orion, and the Ben Mounger Rawls Award for Excellence in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers.