From Domestic Garden, poems by John Hoppenthaler, Poet, Writer and Professor of English at East Carolina University.
John Hoppenthaler’s books of poetry are Lives of Water (2003), Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008), and Domestic Garden (winner of the Brockman-Campbell Award for the best volume of poetry published be a NC writer in 2015), all with Carnegie Mellon University Press. With Kazim Ali, he has co-edited a volume of essays and interviews on the poetry of Jean Valentine, This-World Company (U Michigan P, 2012). His poetry appears in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Southern Review, West Branch, The Literary Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Southern Humanities Review, Blackbird, The Diagram, A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (U of Akron P), The Incredible Sestina Anthology (Write Bloody Publishing), Blooming through the Ashes: An International Anthology on Violence and the Human Spirit (Rutgers UP), Making Poems: 40 Poems with Commentary by the Poets (State U of New York P), Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina (U of North Carolina P), Poetry Calendar (Alhambra Publishing), and Southern Poetry Anthology VII: North Carolina (Texas Review Press). For Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, he edits “A Poetry Congeries. For nine years he served as Personal Assistant to Toni Morrison. He is a Professor of English at East Carolina University.
© John Hoppenthaler