Tony Hoagland teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston and at Warren Wilson College. His recently released collection of essays, Twenty Poems that Could Save America (2013) presents his passionate advocacy for the relevance of poetry in contemporary life and is another example of his penchant for witty tales. His poetry volumes include Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty (Graywolf Press, 2010), National Book Critics Circle Award finalist What Narcissism Means to Me (Graywolf Press, 2003), Donkey Gospel (1998) and Sweet Ruin (1992) He has won the Jackson Prize, the O. B. Hardison Prize for Poetry and Teaching from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the 2005 Mark Twain Award of the Poetry Foundation in recognition of his contribution to humor in American poetry, and many others. He has also received many prestigious fellowships and grants, including from the National Endowment fo the Arts.
(Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2015)
Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course.
Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
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