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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

WVU Parkersburg Poetry Workshop seeks Poets

Poet John Hoppenthaler is looking for some non-traditional students to register for his poetry workshop during the upcoming Spring semester at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The course information is below.

ENGL 213 Creative Writing: Poetry (Monday nights from 7-9:45)

John Hoppenthaler, a well-published and nationally-known poet with two books to his credit (Lives Of Water and the forthcoming Anticipate the Coming Reservoir, both titles from Carnegie Mellon University Press) will offer a poetry workshop which will focus on such matters as image, metaphor, sound, the line, voice, form, etc. Hoppenthaler, who for nine years was Personal Assistant to Toni Morrison and has been Poetry Editor of Kestrel for ten years, has taught poetry writing at West Virginia University, Manhattanville College, the Chautauqua Institution, the West Virginia Writers' Workshop, the Writers at the Beach Conference and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in Poetry Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University.

John Hoppenthaler
English Department Coordinator
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg, WV 26104
(304) 424-8312