Readings from Tony Hoagland's "The Art of Voice" w/ Kay Cosgrove, Kenneth Hart, & Eleanor Wilner

Please join us for a lively (and free!) evening of poetry as

Kay Cosgrove, Kenneth Hart, & Eleanor Wilner

read selections from Tony Hoagland's newly released 
The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice.

Written with Tony’s signature wit & style, this craft guide approaches poetry through that vital and mysterious literary element: voice. Come celebrate a work that distills Tony's talents as a lifetime practitioner and teacher of poetry. The event is open to writers and readers of all genres and levels: anyone with a heartbeat who appreciates language is welcome!

TONY HOAGLAND (1953-2018) was the award-winning author of seven poetry collections, including the National Book Critics Circle Finalist What Narcissism Means to Me and Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God, and two essays collections. He taught at the University of Houston and conducted a community workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lived. 

KAY COSGROVE received an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a PhD in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She is the recipient of awards from The Academy of American Poets, Inprint Houston, and The Westchester Review. Her poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, The Massachusetts Review, FIELD, and EPOCH Magazine, among other journals. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.  For more information, visit

KENNETH HART teaches writing at New York University, and serves as Poetry Editor for The Florida Review. His book, Uh Oh Time, was selected by Mark Jarman as winner of the 2007 Anhinga Prize for Poetry.

ELEANOR WILNER is the author of eight books of poems; Before Our Eyes:New andSelected Poemsis due out from Princeton, fall, 2019.  She is the 2019 Frost Medalist of the Poetry Society of America; her other awards include fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, the NEA, the PA. Council on the Arts; the Juniper Prize and three Pushcart Prizes. Her work appears in over 50 anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2014 and2016.  She has taught for 30 years in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Event date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324002680
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 5th, 2019