Chloe Honum

Chloe Honum grew up in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her first book, 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 Foreword Reviews 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 has been a guest poetry editor for the Pushcart Prize anthology, and her poems have appeared in such journals as The Paris Review, Poetry, Orion, and The Southern Review.


At the Garden Inn in Blytheville, Arkansas by Chloe Honum & Jacob Shores-Argüello

    Chloe Honum is the author of Then Winter (Bull City Press, 2017) and The Tulip-Flame (Cleveland State University Press, 2014). Her poems and essays  have appeared inThe Paris Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, Agni, and elsewhere. She has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a Grimshaw […]


Birthday at a Motel 6 by Chloe Honum & Jacob Shores-Argüello

    __________________________________   Chloe Honum is the author of Then Winter (Bull City Press, 2017) and The Tulip-Flame (Cleveland State University Press, 2014). Her poems and essays  have appeared inThe Paris Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, Agni, and elsewhere. She has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and […]


Luna Moth at Night by Chloe Honum

    Pale green queen, in your fourth and final form, you did not come this far to be eaten. In flight, the long tails of your hindwings flutter, creating the illusion of multiple targets. Watching you, I wonder if writing and erasing is one of my creaturely instincts— fingers […]