Jeff Hardin was born in Savannah, Tennessee. He received a BS from Austin Peay State University and an MFA from the University of Alabama.
Hardin is the author of several poetry collections, including No Other Kind of World (Texas Review Press, 2017), which received the X. J. Kennedy Prize, and Fall Sanctuary (Story Line Press, 2004), which received the Nicholas Roerich Prize.
Of his work, Mark Jarman writes, “Hardin’s world is primarily the rural South, and his people primarily rural people with their deep and rooted knowledge.”
Hardin teaches English at Columbia State Community College and edits the online journal One. He lives in Columbia, Tennessee.