Paul Hoover is the author of Sonnet 56 (Les Figues Press). He is also the author of numerous books of poetry including Desolation: Souvenir (2012); Edge and Fold (2006); Poems in Spanish (2005), nominated for the Bay Area Book Award; Winter Mirror (2002); Rehearsal in Black (2001); Totem and Shadow: New & Selected Poems (1999); Viridian (1997); and The Novel: A Poem (1990). In 2012, volumes of his work translated by María Baranda were published in Mexico (En el idioma y en la tierra) and Venezuela (La intención y su materia). He is editor of the anthology Postmodern American Poetry(W. W. Norton, 1994, replaced by a greatly expanded second edition in 2013) and, with Maxine Chernoff, the annual literary magazine New American Writing. His collection of literary essays, Fables of Representation, was published in the Poets on Poetry series of University of Michigan Press in 2004. He teaches at San Francisco State University.