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WORDS ON A WIRE: John Hoppenthaler

John Hoppenthaler
Credit Penn State Brandywine

  Daniel & Ben talk with poet John Hoppenthaler, whose books of poetry include "Anticipate the Coming Reservoir" and "Lives of Water."  His forthcoming book is "Domestic Garden," and it grew out of his own domesticity, having recently married one of his former students after reconnecting with her after a number of years.  John discusses why it took so long to get his first poetry manuscript published, and why Toni Morrison is partially responsible for its publication.

John Hoppenthaler reads one of his works for today's Poem of the Week: Dinner at the Wok 'n' Roll Buffet.

In this week's Poetic License, Sam Calvin Brown, a student in UTEP's Bilingual MFA Program, talks about MFA workshops and why they don't work.

Aired May 11, 2014.