VOICES Reading Series welcomes John Hoppenthaler and Leah Naomi Green
John Hoppenthaler’s books of poetry are Lives of Water (2003), Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008), and Domestic Garden (2015), all with Carnegie Mellon University Press. With Kazim Ali, he has co-edited a volume of essays and interviews on the poetry of Jean Valentine, This-World Company—Jean Valentine (U Michigan P, 2012).
Leah Naomi Green is the author of the chapbook The Ones We Have. Her poems have appeared, among other places, in Ecotone Magazine, Shenandoah special features, and The Squaw Valley Review. She is the recipient of the Flying Trout Press Award, the St. Lucia Poetry Award, the Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize, and the UC Humanities Center International Travel Grant as well as other honors. She received her M.F.A. from the Poetry Workshop at The University of California, Irvine and teaches Writing and Environmental Studies at Washington and Lee University. She lives in Rockbridge County, Virginia where she and her family homestead and grow food with a small community.
This event is co-organized with Environmental Studies.