Hannah Rodabaugh is a poet and essayist. She has an MA from Miami University and an MFA from Naropa University.
She is the author of With Words: Verse in Concordance (dancing girl press), We Don’t Bury Our Dead When Our Dead Are Animals (Another New Calligraphy), and We Traced The Shape Of Our Loss To See Your Face (Angel House Press). Her poetry was included in the Flim Forum Press anthology A Sing Economy.
She’s had poetry included in The Wire’s Dream Magazine, Anti-Narrative Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review, Nerve Lantern, Used Furniture Review, Smoking Glue Gun, Horse Less Press Review, Room Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, Rabid Oak, Written River, K’in Literary Journal, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, The Cabin’s Writers in the Home Series, and elsewhere. She was a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee. You can find an interview about her writing process at The Wire’s Dream Magazine.
She’s had poetry included in the Boise Art Museum as part of the year-long exhibit Tall Tales: Narratives From The Permanent Collection and in the Boise City Archives as part of their COVID Community Collection. You can read about the process of creating poetry for the exhibit in an interview at Greenbelt Magazine. She has poetry forthcoming as part of a public art project for the Eagle Art Stop Program.
She was a 2020 Artist-in-Residence for Surel’s Place. Previously, she was a 2019 Artist-in-Residence for both Oregon Caves National Monument and Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, a 2018 Artist-in-Residence for Boise Public Library, and a 2017 Artist-in-Residence for Craters of the Moon National Monument. You can hear excerpts from poetry she wrote at Craters of the Moon here.
She’s performed her poetry at over 70 readings across Idaho and the West. Recent readings include Poetry & Mimosas, Pacific Northwest Poets Showcase, Death Rattle Writer’s Festival, MING Studios 7 O’Clock Series, Radio Boise, Surel’s Place, Lit Youngstown First Wednesday Series, Bloom Summer Reading Series, and the CCC Fund Community Showcase at the Velma V. Morrison Center for Performing Arts.
When not writing, she works as an instructor at Boise State University, as a teaching writer for The Cabin Idaho, and as a co-organizer for Ghosts & Projectors. She is a co-organizer for Voices of the Earth, a yearly Earth Day reading hosted through Boise State University’s Department of Sustainability. She volunteers as a judge for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the Alexa Rose Foundation. Previously, she taught at Naropa University, Miami University, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, and the Idaho Botanical Garden. She also wrote book reviews for [PANK].
Her work is often hybrid, multidisciplinary, ecopoetic, or ekphrastic. She is completing a collection of poetry on vanishing species and ecosystems. Her interests include environmental art, postmodern pastoral, ecological elegy, animal extinction, history of medicine, soundscape ecology (bioacoustics), birding, caving, native plants, habitat conservation and restoration, musicology, and herstory.
She is a member of the Golden Eagle Audubon Society, the Idaho Native Plant Society, and the Cloud Appreciation Society, where she moderates the Idaho Cloudspotter group.