John Hoppenthaler to Give Poetry, Essay Reading at Western Carolina

John Hoppenthaler, poet, essayist, Associate Professor of English at East Carolina University, and a decade-long personal assistant to the immortal Toni Morrison, will be reading his work at Western Carolina on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, in Coulter Building, room 304, beginning at 5 p.m.  This event is open to the public and sponsored by the Department of English at Western Carolina.

Hoppenthaler is the author of three collections of poetry: “Lives of Water,” “Anticipate the Coming Reservoir,” and “Domestic Garden,” which won the 2015 North Carolina Poetry Society’s Brockman-Campbell Award for the Best Volume of Poetry Published by a North Carolinian.  The recipient of numerous grants, awards, and honors, including fellowships to the MacDowell Colony and the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, Hoppenthaler’s work has been featured in New York Magazine, Blackbird, Arts and Letters, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Greensboro Review, Ploughshares, Tar River Poetry, Asheville Poetry Review, the North Carolina Literary Review, and Southern Humanities Review.

For more information, contact Dr. Catherine Carter at 828-227-3931 or