Poetry reading with Tony Hoagland

September 26, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Poet Tony Hoagland will present a reading on Oct. 7 at Purdue University as part of the 2014-2015 Literary Reading Series.

The reading is at 7:30 p.m. in Krannert Auditorium, Room 140. Earlier in the day Hoagland will participate in a questions and answer session at 4:30 p.m. in Stewart Center, Room 313. Both events, sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program, are free and open to the public.

Hoagland is the author of four poetry collections, including "Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty," "What Narcissism Means to Me," finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, "Donkey Gospel," winner of the James Laughlin Award and "Sweet Ruin," published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Hoagland's honors include two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a fellowship to the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the O.B. Hardison Prize for Poetry and Teaching from the Folger Shakespeare Library, as well as the Poetry Foundation's 2005 Mark Twain Award in recognition of his contribution to humor in American poetry, and the Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers. He teaches at the University of Houston. 

Source: Rebecca McKanna, visiting writers' series coordinator, rmckanna@purdue.edu 

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