Juliana Spahr is an American poet, critic, and editor. She is the recipient of the 2009 Hardison Poetry Prize awarded by the Folger Shakespeare Library to honor a U.S. poet whose art and teaching demonstrate great imagination and daring. Spahr received the National Poetry Series Award for her first collection of poetry, Response. Her most recent book, Well Then There Now was reviewed in The Nation by Stephen Burt who noted that though it is genre defining, it still provides "the oddity, the density and the emotional resonance of the language we still seek in poems." In 2007 she published, The Transformation, a book of prose which uses the story of three people who move between Hawai'i and New York in order to talk about cultural geography, ecology, anticolonialism, queer theory, language politics, the academy, and recent wars. She is also the author of This Connection of Everyone with Lungs, Fuck You-Aloha-I Love You, and Everybody's Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity. Spahr edits with Jena Osman the book series Chain Links, and with nineteen other poets she edits the collectively funded Subpress. The editor of numerous critical anthologies, she teaches at Mills College.