FSU to Host Poet John Hoppenthaler at the Lyric Theatre

FSU to Host Poet John Hoppenthaler at the Lyric Theatre

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Frostburg State University’s Center for Literary Arts presents a night of laughter and emotion as award-winning poet John Hoppenthaler takes the stage on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyric Theatre at 20 E. Main St. in Frostburg.
As a child, Hoppenthaler wanted to become a comedian and was even labeled a class clown. He now uses his humor in his poetry as well as his insecurities, family and relationships. Most of his poems are persona poems. He creates a story or lyric moment that may not tell his complete truth, but it incorporates something of larger human truths.
Hoppenthaler earned his MFA in Poetry Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. For the cultural journal “Connotation Press: An Online Artifact,” he edits “A Poetry Congeries,” and he is on the advisory board for Backbone Press, an organization dedicated to marginalized voices. For nine years he served as personal assistant to Toni Morrison. He is also a professor of creative writing and literature at East Carolina University.
His first book of poetry was “Lives of Water,” followed by “Anticipate the Coming Reservoir” and “Domestic Garden,” which won the Brockman-Campbell Award for the best volume of poetry published by a North Carolina writer in 2015. With Kazim Ali, he has co-edited a volume of essays and interviews on the poetry of Jean Valentine, “This-World Company.” His works have appeared in the “Virginia Quarterly Review,” “Southern Review,” “The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry” and many other publications.
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Posted By: Frostburg State University News & Media Office

Event Details

Date: October 22, 2019
Time: 7:30pm

Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg MD 21532

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