Paul Hoover

New at PennSound: Paul Hoover. This new page is anchored by Hoover’s three appearances on Leonard Schwartz's Cross Cultural Poetics program. First, from episode #50, “What Dialogue Does,” Hoover reads from his then-latest collection, Rehearsal in Black. Next, from episode #171 “Forms of Address II,” he reads from his essay collection, Fables of Responsibility, and finally on episode #223 “Two From San Francisco,” Hoover reads from and discusses his co-translation from the Vietnamese Beyond The Court Gate: Selected Poems of Nguyen Trei. These are followed by a pair of Segue Series readings, recorded at the Ear Inn and Double Happiness (the former in January 1991, the latter in December 1999), and the page is closed out with Hoover’s mini-set during the 2008 MLA Offsite Reading in San Francisco. While this new author page is a good start at encapsulating Hoover’s long career, PennSound’s editors are excited that the poet will be sending along some additional recordings from his collection, which we will add in the near future. — Michael S. Hennessey