|Hilary Plum is the author of the novel Strawberry Fields, winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose (2018); the work of nonfiction Watchfires (2016); and the novel They Dragged Them Through the Streets (2013). She has worked for a number of years as an editor of international literature, history, and politics. Her previous positions include managing editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas; book-review editor with the Kenyon Review; and co-director of Clockroot Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing. With Zach Savich she edits Rescue Press's Open Prose Series.
She has taught creative and critical writing in a range of academic and community settings, including the University of the Arts, Bryn Mawr College, and Kenyon College. Recent fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared in Bookforum, Full Stop, Consequence, Poetry Northwest, the Seneca Review, the Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere.
She joined CSU in 2017 to teach creative writing and serve as associate director of the CSU Poetry Center. She organizes the Poetry Center's annual Lighthouse reading series.