Ethan Paquin

Ethan Paquin, English

Part-Time Faculty
O'Leary Library, 4th Floor


Composition & Literature

Educational Background

M.F.A. Univerity of Massachusetts-Amherst

BA in English/Writing from  Plymouth State College


Ethan Paquin is an American poet and a native of New Hampshire. He grew up in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He earned a BA in English/Writing from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and his MFA in Creative Writing from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is founding editor of the online literary journal Slope, which he launched in 1999, and co-founded with Christopher Janke the nonprofit poetry press Slope Editions in 2001.

Paquin is the author of four books of poems, including The Violence (Ahsahta Press, 2005), which was runner-up for the Poetry Society of America William Carlos Williams Award. A fifth book, tentatively titled Cloud vs. Cloud, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press.

His poetry has been anthologized in Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande Books, 2005); Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Wave Books, 2002); French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets (Louisiana Literature Press, 2006); and Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry (Autumn House Press, 2007). His chapbooks are Deafening Leafening (Pilot, 2009), a series of collaborative sonnets written with Matt Hart; and Nineains (Hand Held Editions, 2008).

After teaching and residing for a time in Buffalo, NY, Paquin moved back to New Hampshire.. An avid hiker, he is currently pursuing several New England peakbagging lists, a pastime around which an ongoing creative nonfiction project revolves. He lives with his wife and children in Nashua.