Hannah Brooks-Motl

Hannah Brooks-Motl is the author of the poetry collections The New Years (2014), M (2015), and EARTH (2019). Her work has appeared in the Best American Experimental Writing, the Cambridge Literary Review, and Poetry Now, among other places. She earned her MFA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, where she is poetry editor of the Chicago Review.

An Introduction to Hannah Brooks-Motl by Henk Rossouw

  In “Capitol” Hannah Brooks-Motl turns the conventions of the pastoral inside out, as if the poem’s gravity were being warped by the black hole of late capitalism. I am drawn to the poem’s tender regard for all things—from “yellow mint” to “children / in apparatuses”—caught in its gravitational pull. […]