MC Hyland is a poet, publisher, scholar, teacher, and public artist.
Her poems have been published in journals in the US, UK, and Australia, and she is the author of two full-length books of poetry—THE END (Sidebrow, 2019) and NEVERAGAINLAND (Lowbrow/ H_NGM_N)—and a dozen poetry chapbooks and artist books. From 2009-2012, she ran the Pocket Lab Reading Series in Minneapolis with Jeff Peterson, and she now occasionally curates poetry readings in New York City with various friends.
The founding editor of DoubleCross Press, she has worked at Minnesota Center for Book Arts and The Center for Book Arts (NY), and produces letterpress poetry broadsides and small-edition handmade books.
She holds a PhD in English Literature from New York University and MFAs in Poetry and Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Her recently-completed dissertation, On the Commons: Poetic Afterlives of 18th-Century Property Concepts reads a long history of poetic engagements with the boundary between public and private space.
Her work has been supported by grants from NYU, the University of Alabama, the Mellon Foundation, Poets House, the Wordsworth Summer Conference, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and Art Shanty Projects.
For more information, consult her CV.
image: Avebury, UK, May 2016