Poet Tony Hoagland At Santa Fe Prep

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By Rob Wilder, English Department

Poet Tony Hoagland is leading a small group of Prep poets, grads, and community members on Sundays in both poetic instruction and workshop. The focus of the meetings is to have students read and write poetry and understand the basics of poetics. Hoagland will lead the group until he leaves in January for University of Houston, where he teaches in the Creative Writing Program.

Tony Hoagland has published four collections of poems, of which the latest are Unincorporated Persons In The Late Honda Dynasty, and What Narcissism Means to Me. His recognitions include the Jackson Poetry Prize, the O.B. Hardisson Award for teaching, the James Laughlin Award, the Brittingham Prize, and the Mark Twain Award for humor in American Poetry, as well as fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. His essays about poetry appear widely. In 2008 Graywolf Press published a book of craft essays, titled Real Sofistakashun. He teaches in the writing program at the University of Houston and in the Warren Wilson MFA program.