John Hoppenthaler

There are two big readings going on in the Hudson Valley in the next couple of weeks. Coming up next Wednesday Lea Graham will be reading at the Tivoli Public Library (86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY)

Lea Graham will be reading at the Tivoli Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 7pm from her first book of poems, Hough & Helix & Where & Here & You, You, You (No Tell Books, 2011).

Graham’s poems, reviews and translations can be found in journals such as Notre Dame Review, American Letters & Commentary & Shadow Train.  She is an Assistant Professor at Marist College and a native of Northwest Arkansas.

Then on the 27th, poet / professor John Hoppenthaler, will be taking the stage at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

John Hoppenthaler will be reading at Marist College on Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 7pm in the Henry Hudson Room in Fontaine Hall (3rd floor).  Hoppenthaler is the author of numerous books of poetry (Lives of Water and Anticipate the Reservoir), and articles.  He served for years as the Poetry Editor at Kestrel, and currently edits Poetry Congeries in Conjunctions.

John Hoppenthaler books of poetry are Lives of Water (2003) and Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008), both titles from Carnegie Mellon University Press.  With Kazim Ali, he has co-edited a volume of essays and interviews on the poetry of Jean Valentine (forthcoming from U Michigan P).  His poetry appears in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Southern Review, Barrow Street, Laurel Review, West Branch, the anthologies A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (forthcoming from U of Akron  P), Blooming through the Ashes: An International Anthology on Violence and the Human Spirit (Rutgers UP, 2008), Poetry Calendar (Alhambra Publishing, 2006-2010), September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond (Etruscan Press, 2002), Chance of a Ghost (Helicon Nine Editions, 2005), and elsewhere.  His essays, interviews, and reviews appear in Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets (SUNY Press, 2010), The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry, Arts & Letters, Chelsea, Review Revue, Pleiades, and The Cortland Review.  For twelve years he served as Poetry Editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Arts, and for the cultural journal Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, he currently edits “A Poetry Congeries” and curates the Guest Poetry Editor Feature.  He serves as well on the Advisory Board for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Words and Music Festival (WAMFEST).  Among his honors are an Individual Artist Grant from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, a Regional Artist Project Grant from the North Carolina Community Council for the Arts, and Residency Fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities.  He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at East Carolina University.