Dr. Edward Haworth Hoeppner
Winner of the 2011 Charles B. Wheeler Prize for Blood Prism
The Ohio State University Press and The Journal named Oakland University literature and creative writing professor, Dr. Edward Haworth Hoeppner, as this year’s winner of The Charles B. Wheeler Prize for his poetry collection, Blood Prism. The OSU Press will publish Blood Prism in Autumn 2011.
Professor Hoeppner has published in a variety of journals, including Boulevard, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review,The Journal, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah and Willow Springs. He is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Rain through High Windows and Ancestral Radio, and a critical study: Echoes and Moving Fields: Structureand Subjectivity in the Poetry of W. S.Merwin and John Ashbery.
Blood Prism is the 24th volume of exceptional poetry to be selected for publication by a readers’ committee of OSU poets on behalf of The Ohio State University Press and The Journal, the literary magazine of The Ohio State University. Over 600 manuscripts were submitted for this year’s competition. In addition to publication, the award carries with it a cash prize of $3,000, thanks to the generosity of the family of the late Charles B. Wheeler, Professor Emeritus of the Ohio State University English Department.
Text adapted from OSU's English Department's news page