Poetry Award

USF English Professor Jay Hopler's new book of poetry, "The Abridged History of Rainfall" is up for a National Book Award. (courtesy Ryan Johnson Photography)
Poetry Award

A University of South Florida English professor is going to have a very eventful November – as his newest book is being published and he’s a finalist for the extremely prestigious National Book Award in Poetry. We sit down with Jay Hopler on University Beat on WUSF 89.7 to talk about the honor and how the death of his father helped form his latest work.

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Jay Hopler
Professor, USF Dept. of English
813-974-9565 jhopler@usf.edu

"The Abridged History of Rainfall" will be released by McSweeney's on November 15.

The National Book Awards will be held on November 16 in New York City.

Hopler will be profiled on University Beat on WUSF TV Sunday, October 30 at 6 p.m.

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Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday after the 7:45 AM newscast | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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