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97 Hope Coulter

      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.

A native of New Orleans, Hope grew up in central Louisiana. She earned her AB at Harvard University and her MFA at Queens University of Charlotte. Since 1993, she has taught creative writing at Hendrix College, where she directs the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language. She and her husband live in Little Rock.