Published Poet Hoppenthaler Appearing at Lunch With Books

John Hoppenthaler

WHEELING — West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman welcomes award-winning poet John Hoppenthaler to Lunch With Books.

The program takes place at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Ohio County Public Library in downtown Wheeling.

Hoppenthaler is the author of three books of poetry, “Lives of Water,” “Anticipate the Coming Reservoir” and “Domestic Garden,” all with Carnegie Mellon University Press. His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, McSweeney’s, Blackbird and The Literary Review, as well as in several anthologies, including Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction and Poetry From West Virginia (WVUP, 2017). For nine years, he served as personal assistant to Toni Morrison. He received his master of fine arts in poetry writing from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an English professor at East Carolina University.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, they begin at noon on Tuesdays in the library’s auditorium. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch, and complimentary beverages are provided.

Call the Ohio County Public Library at 304-232-0244 or visit the library’s website at www.ohiocountylibrary.org for more information.

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