Edward-Haworth Hoeppner

Edward Haworth Hoeppner

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Edward Haworth Hoeppner
Professor, Director of Creative Writing
Department of English

By the time Ed Hoeppner joined Oakland University’s Department of English in 1988, he was already a prolific writer and poet.

 Since 1975, Dr. Hoeppner has published nearly 300 poems, as well as poetry collections, Rain through High Windows andAncestral Radio. He has also published a critical study, “Echoes and Moving Fields: Structure and Subjectivity in the Poetry of W.S. Merwin and John Ashbery.”   In 2010, his talents were recognized nationally when he won the Ohio State Press Award in Poetry for his latest collection, Blood Prism. The manuscript was selected from roughly 500 entries, all vying for the competition’s $3,000 prize. Dr. Hoeppner has also won poetry contests at the University of Michigan-Flint and Schoolcraft College.

Dr. Hoeppner teaches courses in American Literature from 1920-1950, modern and contemporary American poetry and introductory and advanced poetry writing workshops, as well as graduate-level courses. His tenure at Oakland has included hosting two poet laureates for the university’s annual Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading.  He is currently the director of Oakland’s new B.A. program in creative writing.

Dr. Hoeppner received a B.A. from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota and went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

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