A Cave Canem fellow, E. Hughes received their MFA+MA from the Litowitz Creative Writing Program at Northwestern University. Their poems have been published or are forthcoming in Guernica Magazine, Poet Lore, Indiana Review, RHINO Poetry, The Offing, and Wildness Magazine—among others. They have been a finalist for the 2021 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, longlisted for the 2021 Granum Fellowship Prize, and a semifinalist of the 2022 92Y Discovery Contest. They were nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Award. Hughes has been a participant in Tin House summer and winter workshops, the Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Foundation workshop as well as the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Currently, they are a PhD student in Philosophy at Emory University.