West Virginia University at Parkersburg
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Former WVU Parkersburg faculty member to present poetry reading Oct. 8 at Alpine Theater in Ripley.
CONTACT: Joyce Stover, English instructor, 304-372-6992.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Poet John Hoppenthaler will present a free reading at 7 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 8) at the Alpine Theater in Ripley.
The poetry reading is open to public. His appearance is sponsored by West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Humanities Speakers Series. A book signing and reception will follow.Hoppenthaler is the author of two books of poetry, "Lives of Water" and "Anticipate the Coming Reservoir," both from Carnegie Mellon University Press.
His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney's, Southern Review, Christian Science Monitor, Barrow Street, The Laurel Review, The Florida Review, 5 AM, the anthologies September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond, Blooming through the Ashes: An International Anthology on Violence and the Human Spirit, Chance of a Ghost, Poetry Calendar and in many other publications.
His essays, interviews, and essay/reviews appear in such journals as Arts & Letters, Southeast Review, Chelsea, Bellingham Review, Pleiades, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry, and Kestrel, which he serves as poetry editor. Among his honors are an Individual Artist Grant from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, grants from the New York Foundation on the Arts, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is a former faculty member at WVU Parkersburg, and is currently an assistant professor of English at East Carolina University.
Additional information is available by contacting Joyce Stover, instructor of English, at WVU Parkersburg's Jackson County Center, 304-372-6992.