American poet, Tony Hoagland, Died at 64

Anthony Dey Hoagland was born on November 19, 1953, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and died on October 23, 2018.

He was an American poet.

Hoagland’s poetry collection 2003, What Narcissism Means to Me, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Hoagland’s other honors included two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a 2000 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, and a fellowship to the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.

Hoagland’s poems and criticism have appeared in such publications as Poetry Magazine, Ploughshares, Agni, Threepenny Review, The Gettysburg Review, Ninth Letter, Southern Indiana Review, American Poetry Review, and Harvard Review.

Hoagland received his education at Williams College, the University of Iowa (B.A.) and the University of Arizona (M.F.A.).

Don Lee the novelist said, Hoagland “attended and dropped out of several colleges, picked apples and cherries in the Northwest, lived in communes, followed the Grateful Dead and became a Buddhist.”

Hoagland was a teacher at the University of Houston creative writing program.

Hoagland was also on the faculty of the low-residency Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.

He was married to Kathleen Lee, author of fiction, essays and travel writings.

The couple had no children.

Hoagland died on in Santa Fe, New Mexico from pancreatic cancer.

He passed away at the age of 64 years old.


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