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Writings Featured Online

"Fly in Our Salad" read on Tracy K. Smith's podcast The Slowdown

"One-Legged Pigeon" featured in Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry

"O, Trout" published in The Penn Review

"Horace, I Dream of Watches" reprinted on Verse Daily

"Driving All Night" featured on Garrison Keillor's The Writers Almanac

Blog post on my poem, "Horace, I Dream of Watches," published in The North American Review

Three poems - The Iowa Source

"Pretend It Was Just the Wind" - The New Yorker

"Summer Leaves" - West Texas Literary Review

"Gray Water" - The American Journal of Poetry

"Because It Is Cold and Nightfall Comes" - Duende

"A Flock of Starlings" and "Fishing in the Rain"Juxtaprose Magazine

"Husbandry" and "The Lost Boy" - American Journal of Poetry

"Music from a Farther Room" - The Massachusetts Review

"The Falling Man" - Pif Magazine

"Forgetting" - Green Linden

"Flying Saucers" - Poetry Daily (first published in Salamander)

"The Maine Attraction," essay, The Christian Science Monitor

"Uncle" - Poem of the Week, The Guardian, UK

"Purgatory Chasm" and "The Temple Toggle" - The American Journal of Poetry

Poem in Your Pocket Day - "A Glossary of Chickens"

"Conch" - Poems in Profile, Ireland

Four Poems - The Galway Review

"All the White" - The American Journal of Nursing

"Heat Lightning" and "Returning to Iowa" - Shenandoah

"Shoring Up" - The New Criterion

"Cordon Sanitaire" - American Journal of Nursing

"Loons" - Pif Magazine

"Making Love in the Kitchen" - The New Yorker

"Soldier Course" - The New Yorker

"Sleeping with My Dog" - Pif Magazine

Feature on Verse Daily: "Ararat"

Feature on Poetry Daily: "Lot's Wife"

"Lot's Wife" - The New Yorker

"A Glossary of  Chickens" - The New Yorker

"Sisyphus" Beloit Poetry Journal

"Picking Pears" -  Read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac

"First Year Teacher to His Students" -  Read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac

"The Garden" - On Verse Daily


Articles and Interviews

Interview on The Massachusetts Review blog

Feature in New Jersey Monthly

The Anchor newspaper, Rhode Island College

NEA Today - Profile

The Inner Music Blog - Interview with Michael T. Young

"High School Teacher Makes His Mark Among International Poets at Princeton Poetry Festival

Spotlight: Princeton University Press Blog

Connotation Press - Hoppenthaler's Congeries - An Interview and  Four Poems



Blue Mountain Center

The Heinrich Boll Cottage

The Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency Award

Article on the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency Award

Dispatch from PEN Northwest (a short piece on the Boyden residency)

Mesa Refuge

Marble House Project



New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry

Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship in Creative Writing

Princeton University Distinguished Secondary School Teaching


Rebel Seed Entertainment Adapted Screenplay Competition


Sow's Ear Press Chapbook Award


Paintings by Gary J. Whitehead



Still Life


Favorite Web Sites

The Writer's  Almanac

Poetry Daily

The Academy of American Poets

The Poetry Foundation


Princeton University Press

Poet Gary J. Whitehead reading at Hudson Valley Writers Center

Photo by Betsy Steele

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