R198. CANCELLED: Special Problems in Vocabulary: A Tribute to Tony Hoagland

Status: Not Accepted

Room 214D, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Tony Hoagland was a poet, critic, teacher, and "champion of poetry." His ten books include the poetry collections What Narcissism Means to Me and Sweet Ruin, and craft book The Art of the Voice. He taught at the University of Houston and Warren Wilson MFA program and led free workshops across the country. His poetry and criticism, which scrutinize contemporary culture with humor and empathy, appealed to a wide readership. This panel invites writers and former students to celebrate his legacy.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Special_Problems_in_Vocabulary_Hoagland.pdf



Kevin Prufer is the author most recently of How He Loved Them, Churches, In a Beautiful Country, and National Anthem. He is co-director of the Unsung Masters Series, and professor at the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program and the Lesley University Low-Residency MFA Program.

Adrian Blevins’s third full-length collection of poems, Appalachians Run Amok, is the recipient of the Wilder Prize from Two Sylvias Press and was published in 2018. Blevins is also the author of Live from the Homesick Jamboree, The Brass Girl Brouhaha, and other books.

Hayan Charara is the author of three poetry books, most recently Something Sinister, and a children's book. He edited Inclined to Speak, an anthology of contemporary Arab American poetry, and with Fady Joudah is series editor of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of Houston.

Reginald Dwayne Betts is a writer and poet. His latest collection of poems is Felon.

Kay Cosgrove


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center