Hope Coulter

NEWS
Hope's debut poetry collection, The Wheel of Light, has been released as part of the New Poets Series of BrickHouse Books. "What drew me to BrickHouse," says Coulter, "was this statement on their home page: 'We are always looking for submissions of excellent, fresh, non-trendy, literate, intelligent material in any form or style.' When I read that, my heart leapt, and I thought my work might be a good fit."


PUBLIC APPEARANCES

Wed., April 8, 4:15-5:30: Launch Party & Signing, Murphy House, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington St., Conway

Sat., April 11, 1:00-2:30 p.m.: Signing, WordsWorth Books & Co., 5920 R St., Little Rock

Sat., April 25: Arkansas Literary Festival, RiverMarket, downtown Little Rock; panel "A Half-Dozen Poets," 4:00-5:15, CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Thurs., Sept. 17, 6:00 p.m.: Big Rock Reading Series, Pulaski Technical College, 3000 Scenic Dr., North Little Rock--reading with Geoffrey Brock and Jo McDougall

Sat., Oct. 3: Poetry Day in Arkansas--Hope will be the featured speaker




Hope Coulter is a fiction writer and poet whose work has appeared in such journals as North American Review, The Carolina Quarterly, and Rattle. Winner of the 2014 Laman Library Writers Fellowship, she also won second place in Southwest Review’s Morton Marr poetry contest. She has been a semifinalist for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award as well as a finalist for the North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. Other honors include two Pushcart nominations, Arkansas’s Porter Prize for Literary Excellence, and the Short Story Award of Louisiana Life magazine.

Hope was born in New Orleans and spent her early childhood in Little Rock before moving at age five to Alexandria, Louisiana, where she attended public schools. She received her A.B. from Harvard and her M.F.A. from Queens University of Charlotte. Her first two novels—The Errand of the Eye and Dry Bones—were published in 1988 and 1990 by August House Publishers, and her children’s picture book, Uncle Chuck’s Truck, came out in 1993 from Bradbury Press.

Since 1993 Hope has taught creative writing at Hendrix College, where she currently serves as Director of the Hendrix-Murphy Programs in Literature & Language. She lives in Little Rock with her husband, the writer Mel White.


Hope read on Tues., July 8, at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Laman Library's Meet the Author series.

Selected Works

Poetry
The Wheel of Lightilluminates both the ''lounge with leather bar stools'' and the ''swallowtails, in morning coats,'' which means that everything cast in the sublime glow of Hope Coulter's gaze can shine.
Novels
(unpublished)
A disillusioned graduate student combs the wilds of Louisiana--in search not only of birds, but also of solutions to his problems with current and ex-girlfriends, a difficult dissertation advisor, and an overbearing uncle.
Novel
(August House, 1988; out of print)
(August House, 1990; out of print)

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