Hope Jordan


Canterbury, NH

Hope Jordan

I write fiction, poetry and nonfiction, mostly about rural life in America.


The Bookshelf: Hope Jordan Takes A Walk In The Woods With ‘The Day She Decided to Feed Crows'

It has been a hot week in New Hampshire but the heat has not kept poet hope Jordan Hope from her daily walk on a hiking trail in Canterbury between I-93 and the Merrimack River. All Things Considered host Peter Biello spoke with the poet about her new collection The Day She Decided to Feed Crows. M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A by A.
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About "Ode to a Luna"

In June of 2017, I was in a poetry workshop with Peter Balakian at the Colgate Writers Conference. Colgate, for those who have never been there, is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful campuses in America. The weather was brilliant, so Peter decided to have individual conferences outside.

Reading rhyme

Slam Free or Die, a poetry open mike and slam series held every Thursday in Manchester, welcomes a special guest on Aug. 2: Canterbury poet Hope Jordan, who co-founded the series in 2005 and coached the first New Hampshire slam team to compete in the National Poetry Slam in 2007. Now, Jordan is returning as the featured poet for a 30-minute segment in which she will read some of her recent poetry, including poetry from her new chapbook The Day She Decided to Feed Crows.
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Behind the Scenes at Bookery Manchester with Hope Jordan

Hope Jordan may not be a name readily on your tongue, but there is something in Manchester which wouldn’t be the same were it not for Hope: Poetry. Perhaps you have been, perhaps you have only heard, and perhaps you haven’t heard of it (but will be eager to check out once you see Hope in person); Hope was instrumental to the creation of Slam Free or Die, New Hampshire's nationally recognized Slam Poetry team.


Hope Jordan

Hope Jordan grew up in Chittenango, NY, and holds a dual BA from Syracuse University and an MFA from UMass Boston (2020). Her work appears most recently in Blue Mountain Review, Stone Canoe, and Split Rock Review.

She lives in NH, where she was the state’s first official poetry slam master. Her chapbook is The Day She Decided to Feed Crows (Cervena Barva Press, 2018).
An experienced fundraiser and former journalist, Hope Jordan has also taught college-level classes in poetry, public relations and journalism.



  • Teaching
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Fiction