Red 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.
What 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."
Red 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.