The Major Author Reading Series (M.A.R.S.) returns to Manhattan College this spring for its seventh year running, continuing a series started with the intent of exposing students to and sparking discussion about contemporary literature. The events have brought numerous acclaimed writers to campus for readings, discussions, and book signings.
On Monday, April 24, poets Keetje Kuipers and John Hoppenthaler will host a double-reading in the Alumni Room of O’Malley Library at 6:30 p.m.
Kuipers is the author of two award-winning collections of poetry, Beautiful in the Mouth and The Keys to the Jail. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, Kuipers’ work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Orion, and the anthology Best American Poetry. Speaking with Kuipers is John Hoppenthaler, author of the poetry collections Domestic Garden, Anticipate the Coming Reservoir and Lives of Water. Hoppenthaler’s poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, and West Branch, among other journals and anthologies. He received the Brockman-Campbell Award for the best collection of poetry by a North Carolinian in 2015.
All of the events are free and open to the public. M.A.R.S. is co-sponsored by the College’s English department and the School of Liberal Arts.
For more information about M.A.R.S., please contact Dominika Wrozynski, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, at (718) 862-7921 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Adam Koehler, Ph.D., associate professor of English, at (718) 862-7546 or email@example.com.