West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
Evening of poetry to be featured Monday (Nov. 6) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
CONTACT: Humanities Division Office, 304-424-8301.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
An evening of poetry will be featured Monday (Nov. 6th) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Poets Scott Luter and John Hoppenthaler, both WVU Parkersburg English faculty, will give readings during the free program at 7 p.m. in Room 2536 at the college. The program is part of the Humanities Division's Speakers Series.
Luter received his master's in creative writing from Georgia College & State University, where he was assistant editor for "Arts & Letters: A Journal of Contemporary Culture." His poetry has appeared in "Poem," "Open 24 Hours," and elsewhere. He is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets University prize.
Hoppenthaler is the author of two books of poetry, "Lives Of Water" and the forthcoming "Anticipate the Coming Reservoir," both titles from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Poetry editor of "Kestrel," his honors include an individual artist grant from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and residency fellowships to the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is also included on the Literary Map of West Virginia. For nine years, he was personal assistant to the Nobel Prize winning author, Toni Morrison.
Refreshments will be available, and books will be available for purchase and signing.