A member of the I-90 school of poets, Ethan Paquin grew up in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He earned a BA in English/Writing from Plymouth State University 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. He currently teaches at Plymouth State University and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and has previously taught at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York, and in the writing program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
- Cloud vs. Cloud (Ahsahta Press, 2013)
- My Thieves (Salt Publishing, 2007)
- The Violence (Ahsahta Press, 2005), runner-up for the 2005 Poetry Society of America William Carlos Williams Award
- Accumulus (Salt Publishing, 2003)
- The Makeshift (Stride Publications, 2002) (published in England)
His writing has been published in journals including Colorado Review, Fence, Verse, The Boston Review, Boulevard, New American Writing, Quarterly West, Pleiades, Esquire, Jacket (Australia), and Meanjin (Australia). His literary criticism has appeared in journals including The Boston Review, Verse, Canadian Review of Books and Contemporary Poetry Review.
Paquin's poetry has been included 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)
- Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry (Autumn House Press, 2007)
- "EEthan Paquin, English". UMass Lowell. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
- Larimer, Kevin. "Slope Builds Press on Level Ground | Poets and Writers". Pw.org. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
- "Ethan Paquin - Cloud vs. Cloud". Ahsahtapress.org. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
-  Archived September 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
-  Archived February 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- "Chaparral Updrafts" (PDF). Chaparralpoets.org. December 2006. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20070715154626/http://www.saltpublishing.com/books/smp/1844710157.htm. Archived from the original on July 15, 2007. Retrieved June 3, 2010. Missing or empty
- The makeshift (Book, 2002). WorldCat.org. 1999-02-22. OCLC 53181965.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-06-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Hand Held Editions". Handheldeditions.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
- "Sarabande Books". Sarabandebooks.org. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20110719012844/http://www.wavepoetry.com/wave/catalog. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2010. Missing or empty
-  Archived April 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
-  Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine