February 21, 2008


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Poet John Hoppenthaler will inaugurate the Writers Up Close series at Bucknell University with a reading of his works Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. in Smith Library of Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell.

The reading, which is open to the public without charge, will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Assistant professor of English at East Carolina University, Hoppenthaler is the author of two books of poetry, Lives of Water and Anticipate the Coming Reservoir, both from the Carnegie Mellon University Press.
 
His poems appear in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney's, Southern Review, Barrow Street, The Laurel Review, Tar River Poetry, and The Florida Review. 

His work is also in a number of anthologies, including Blooming through the Ashes, September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond, Chance of a Ghost, Poetry Calendar, and Wild Sweet Notes II: More Great Poetry from West Virginia.

His interviews, essays and reviews appear in journals such as Arts & Letters, Pleiades, Chelsea, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry and Southeast Review

Twice poet-in-residence at the Chautauqua Institution, Hoppenthaler is regularly on the faculty of the West Virginia Writers Workshop and the Writers at the Beach Conference. The poetry editor of the literary magazine Kestrel, he also has been personal assistant to writer Toni Morrison.

The Writers Up Close series showcases writers who meet with students in the course in Literary Arts Administration and Editing, taught by Shara McCallum, assistant professor of English and director of the Stadler Center.
 
For more information about the Stadler Center for Poetry and its programs, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/x20382.xml

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Feb. 21, 2008

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