Hoggard Reading Series welcomes poet to MSU

A new reading series at Midwestern State University will honor the legacy of longtime English professor James Hoggard. The inaugural event in the James Hoggard Reading Series will feature Dr. Trey Moody at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU.

Moody is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Oklahoma State University and the author of Thought That Nature (Sarabande Books, 2014). His poems can be found in The Antioch Review, The Cincinnati Review, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, West Branch and elsewhere; and his awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Slope Editions Chapbook Prize, and the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry.

Hoggard retired in 2013 as the Perkins-Prothro Distinguished Professor of English after teaching at MSU since 1966. Assistant Professor English Dr. John Schulze said naming the series for Hoggard was an appropriate way to honor his contributions to MSU, Wichita Falls, and the broader literary community. "We hope to bring in two to three writers each academic year and make the series a mainstay for the literary community on campus and here in Wichita Falls," Schulze said.

This event was free to the public. For more information, contact Schulze.