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John Hoppenthaler

Host Daniel Chacón speaks with one of the country’s most respected poets, John Hoppenthaler, the author of four books of poetry, including his latest, Night Wing over Metropolitan Area.

John Hoppenthaler’s books of poetry are Night Wing over Metropolitan Area, Domestic Garden, Anticipate the Coming Reservoir, and Lives of Water, and his his poetry has appeared in many journals, anthologies, and textbooks, including Ploughshares and Virginia Quarterly Review. John also served as Editor for A Poetry Congeries for ten years, and he currently serves on the Advisory Board for Backbone Press, specializing in the publication and promotion of marginalized voices.

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Originally aired on February 25, 2024

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Daniel Chacón’s collection of stories, Unending Rooms, was the 2007 winner of the Hudson Prize. He has also been awarded the American Book Award, the Chris Isherwood Foundation Grant, and the Southwest Book Award. His first collection of stories, Chicano Chicanery was a finalist in the Patterson Fiction Prize and his novel and the shadows took him is available from Simon and Schuster. His new book is a collection of stories called Hotel Júarez: Stories, Rooms and Loops. He’s a professor of Fiction Writing, Kafka, and Latino/a literature in the Creative Writing Department at UTEP.
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