Hawk teaches English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He has written four books of poetry, and
counts among his greatest fans a collection of critics that
include Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award Winners
and a Poet Laureate of the United States.
makes Red Hawk maybe the most unique voice in American
poetry? One thing all his critics agree on: spare language,
plain, even everyday...."until the insight that you
didn't see coming hits you and takes your breath away."
Hawk gives his own rules of thumb for writing: Always tell
the truth no matter how bad you think it makes you look.
Write what's in your body, what you know.