Luncheon with poet John Hoppenthaler

  • 15 Sep 2015
  • 11:45 AM
  • Golden Corral Restaurant, 1424 Carolina Ave, Washington, NC


Our public Autumn Luncheon Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the months of Sept, Oct, and Nov and Dec.

For the September 15 Luncheon Meeting, we proudly welcome Poet John Hoppenthaler who will read from his books and answers your questions on poetry.

John is a Washington resident and ECU Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing.

John’s books of poetry are Lives of Water (2003), Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008), and Domestic Garden (2015), all with Carnegie Mellon University Press.

His poetry appears, or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Southern Review, Barrow Street, Laurel Review, West Branch, The Literary Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Copper Nickel, Subtropics, Southern Humanities Review, Pleiades, Waccamaw, Blackbird,  the anthologies A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (U of Akron  P, 2012), The Incredible Sestina Anthology (Write Bloody Publishing, 2013), Blooming through the Ashes: An International Anthology on Violence and the Human Spirit (Rutgers UP, 2008), Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina (U of North Carolina P, 2013), Poetry Calendar (Alhambra Publishing, 2006-2011), Southern Poetry Anthology VII: North Carolina (Texas Review Press, 2015), and elsewhere.

He has given dozens of readings recently, including at Carnegie Mellon University, the Sanibel Island Writer's Conference, University of Minnesota, Towson University, Xavier University of New Orleans, the Asheville Wordfest, Quail Ridge Books, Scuppernong Books, The Regulator Bookshop, University of Tampa, University of South Florida, Manhattanville College,Valencia College, University of Texas-El Paso, the Chautauqua Institution, Florida State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California University of Pennsylvania, Penn State-Altoona, University of South Carolina, Marist College, Rockland Community College (NY), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Penn State-Brandywine, Anne Arundel CC (MD), Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC, the Mixer Reading Series at Cakeshop in NYC, and Seattle (AWP Conference).

He is scheduled to read at the Ashland University, the West Virginia University Writers' Conference, Auburn University, Wells College, St, Mary's College of Maryland, Young Harris College, Reinhardt College, and elsewhere in the coming months.

He received his MFA in Poetry Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University.  For twelve years he served as Poetry Editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Arts; for the cultural journal Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, he currently edits “A Poetry Congeries.  For nine years he served as Personal Assistant to Toni Morrison.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at East Carolina University.

Attendees should go through the normal buffet line at 11:15 am and assemble in the private meeting room. Please leave a tip for your server so that we may reduce our facility costs.

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