Evening with poet John Hoppenthaler

  • 13 Sep 2016
  • 7:00 PM
  • Turnage Theater Gallery, 150 W. Main Street, Washington, NC


A joint effort of Arts of the Pamlico and Pamlico Writers Group, this poetry reading features John Hoppenthauler in the Turnage Theater Gallery.

For our September 13 Evening 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 Professor of English/Creative Writing and Creative Writing Area Coordinator.

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 readings at:

Anne Arundel CC (MD), Asheville Wordfest, Ashland University, Auburn University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chautauqua Institution, Florida State University, California University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Manhattanville College, Marist College, Mixer Reading Series at Cakeshop in NYC, Penn State-Altoona, Penn State-Brandywine, Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC, Reinhardt College, Rockland Community College (NY), Sanibel Island Writer's Conference, Scuppernong Books, Seattle (AWP Conference), St, Mary's College of Maryland, The Regulator Bookshop, Towson University, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of South Carolina, University of South Florida, University of Tampa, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Texas-El Paso, Valencia College, Wells College, West Virginia University Writers' Conference, Xavier University of New Orleans, and Young Harris College.  

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 a Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at East Carolina University.
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