Everett Hoagland is an emeritus professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He was the first poet laureate of New Bedford, Massachusetts (1994–1998). His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and several books, including ...Here...: New and Selected Poems (Leapfrog Press, 2002) and Encounters: Poems about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity, edited by Paula Cole Jones (Skinner House, 2011). He is a member of First Unitarian Church in New Bedford, Massachusetts.