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On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes John Hoppenthaler as the featured poet to World Above Free Poetry Night at Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).

The evening starts with an Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long. After the break, participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt; then, John Hoppenthaler will read.

John 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. With Kazim Ali, he has co-edited Jean Valentine: This World Company (Michigan UP, 2012). His poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s, Christian Science Monitor, Blackbird, The Literary Review, Southeast Review, among others. His essays, interviews, and essay/reviews appear in such journals as Arts & Letters, Southeast Review, Chelsea, Bellingham Review, Pleiades, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry, North Carolina Literary Review, Cortland Review, and Kestrel, where he served as Poetry Editor for eleven years. He currently edits “A Poetry Congeries” at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact and is Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at East Carolina University.