W. Joe Hoppe
W. Joe Hoppe grew up in the rust-belt town of Jackson, Michi- gan, and has degrees from Jackson Community College, The University of Michigan, and The University of Texas, where he received a James A. Michener Fellowship. Among many jobs, he’s worked as a janitor in a tool & die shop, service station attendant, newspaper reporter, social worker with homeless folks in Minne- apolis, and library clerk. He’s lived in Austin, Texas, since 1989 and taught English and Creative Writing while working at Austin Community College since 1996. His first full-length book of poetry, Galvanized, came out in 2007 under the Dalton Publishing imprimatur. W. Joe is the proud Mopar Muscle Cars of Austin’s 2011 Member of the Year. He’d like to take this opportunity to wish you happy good success fortune thank you.
photo by MariaClara Garcia