Sponsored by the Department of English

Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Luchsinger Lounge, Alston Campus Center

John Hoppenthaler’s books of poetry are Domestic Garden (2015), Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008) and Lives of Water(2003), all with Carnegie Mellon University Press. With Kazim Ali, he has co-edited a volume of essays and interviews on the poetry of Jean Valentine, This-World Company (U Michigan P, 2012).  He received his MFA in Poetry Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University.  For twelve years he served as Poetry Editor for Kestrel, and for the cultural journal Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. He now edits “A Poetry Congeries.”  For nine years he served as Personal Assistant to Toni Morrison, and he is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at East Carolina University.