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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Poet Hoppenthaler Reads at SU October 12

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Writers-on-the-Shore fall literary series begins with a reading by poet John Hoppenthaler 8 p.m. Monday, October 12, in the Montgomery Room of the Commons.

Hoppenthaler was recently named the 2010-2011 Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for the Eastern Region of North Carolina, a program which allows him to mentor student-poets in his area. He is currently an assistant professor of English/creative writing at East Carolina University.

His books include Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008) and Lives of Water (2003), both from Carnegie Mellon University Press.  His poems have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, The Florida Review, Ploughshares, Barrow Street, The Laurel Review, Tar River Poetry, 5 AM, and Waccamaw, among others.  He also has contributed to anthologies including Chance of a Ghost, Blooming Through the Ashes, September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond, Poetry Calendar and Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets.  With Kazim Ali, he has co-edited a volume of essays and interviews on the work of Jean Valentine.

Sponsored by the English Department, all Writers-on-the-Shore series events are free and the public is invited. A reception will follow.  For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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