John Hoppenthaler is the author of two books of poetry, Lives of Water (2003) and Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008). His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s, Southern Review, and other magazines, and in several anthologies. A reviewer, essayist, and interviewer, he is editor of the literary journal Kestrel. Hoppenthaler served for several years as personal assistant to the novelist Toni Morrison. A regular faculty member at the West Virginia Writers Workshop and Writers at the Beach, he is assistant professor of English at East Carolina University.
The new Writers Up Close series brings to campus poets who also work in arts administration. Each poet speaks on his or her area of editorial/administrative expertise as a guest in Shara McCallum's course on arts administration, then presents a poetry reading in the Willard Smith Library.
This event is free and open to the public.