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Hope Coulter

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Hope Coulter

Director of the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language

Assistant Professor in English-Creative Writing Bertie Wilson Murphy Building (501) 450-1388


Hope Coulter is a fiction writer and poet whose poetry collection The Wheel of Light was released in spring 2015 as part of the New Poets Series of BrickHouse Books. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including the 2014 Laman Library Writers Fellowship, two Pushcart nominations, Arkansas's Porter Prize for Literary Excellence, and the Short Story Award of Louisiana Life magazine. Her 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. Hope grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana, and earned her AB at Harvard University and her MFA at Queens University of Charlotte. She has taught creative writing at Hendrix since 1993.

Academic Background

  • A.B., Harvard University
  • M.F.A., Queens University of Charlotte

Creative Writing Professor to Publish New Collection of Poems

Hope Coulter credits Laman Library Writers Fellowship for book’s progress

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