Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Everett Hoagland was Poet Laureate of New Bedford, MA 1994-1998, and he is Professor Emeritus at UMass Dartmouth. His poetry has been published in many periodicals, including the American Poetry Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Iowa Review, Callaloo, Cross-Cultural Poetics, The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal, Spare Change, and the UUA World. Recent anthologies that contain his work include: The Best American Poetry, S.O.S. A Black Arts Reader, Stand Our Ground, Liberation Poetry, Resisting Arrest, Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology. Hoagland's books include ... Here ... , Ocean Voices, The Music & Other Selected Poems. He has read his work to audiences all over the USA and in Cuba, China, and Ghana. He has received the Gwendolyn Brooks Award, the 2015 Langston Hughes Society Award, two Massachusetts Artists Foundation fellowships, a Massachusetts Humanities Foundation Fellowship, and two Massachusetts Local Cultural Council grants.