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Creative Writing Professor to Publish New Collection of Poems

the wheel of light_coverCONWAY, Ark. (March 2, 2015) – Hendrix creative writing professor Hope Coulter will soon publish a new book of poems titled The Wheel of Light. The book is part of the New Poets Series imprint of BrickHouse Books.

Coulter credits her new book, in part, to the William F. Laman Public Library System’s 2014 Laman Library Writers Fellowship, which she received in January 2014.

"This year, since receiving the fellowship, I've completed a couple of stories," Coulter told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "I read one of them, 'Tales From the New Viennese,' at Laman in July and then, a week or so later, at the International Conference on the Short Story in English, in Vienna.”

Coulter is the author of two novels, The Errand of the Eye and Dry Bones (August House, 1988 and 1990), and a children's book, Uncle Chuck's Truck (Bradbury Press, 1993). Her work has appeared in journals such as The Carolina Quarterly, North American Review, and Rattle. Her honors include a Pushcart nomination, Arkansas's Porter Prize for Literary Excellence, and the Short Story Award of Louisiana Life magazine.

She has taught creative writing at Hendrix since 1993 and currently serves as the interim director of the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. This year, Hendrix was named the country’s #1 “Up and Coming” liberal arts college and #8 in the nation for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Forbesmagazine's list of America's Top Colleges, the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, and the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit