Visiting Authors Series Hosts Poet James Hoch on 10/13 | Warren County Community College

Visiting Authors Series Hosts Poet James Hoch on 10/13


Poet James Hoch

to Present at Warren Community College

On Thursday, October 13

The Warren County Community College Visiting Authors Series continues on Thursday, October 13, with a reading by the poet James Hoch. This event, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in room 123A, is free and open to the public.

James Hoch 2James Hoch’s two most recent collections are Last Pawn Shop in New Jersey (Louisiana State University Press) and Radio Static (Green Linden Press). Both were released in Spring 2022. His previous books are Miscreants (Norton) and A Parade of Hands (Silverfish Review Press). His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New Republic, Washington Post, Slate, Chronicle Review of Higher Education, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review, Tin House, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review and many other magazines. He has received fellowships from the NEA, Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers’ conferences, St Albans School for Boys, The Frost Place and Summer Literary Seminars. He is a Professor of Creative Writing at Ramapo College of NJ and Guest Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College.


The reading will be followed by a brief Q & A and a book signing.  Books will be available for purchase at the event.

The Visiting Authors Series is supported by a grant from the Warren County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs. All physical site facilities comply with ADA regulations and are fully accessible. Sign language interpretation for any VAS event is available with two weeks’ notice.

 Save the Dates

Thursday, November 10: Dawn Potter, author of Accidental Hymn (Deerbrook Editions, 2022). Reading at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6: Terrance Hayes, author of American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin, 2018). Master Class at 4:00 p.m. Reading at 7:30 p.m.


Warren County Community College offers students the option of earning an Associate of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, the first and only degree of its kind in New Jersey and a member program of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).  To find out more about WCCC’s Creative Writing degree program, please call (908) 835-WCCC or click the Academics tab above. For directions to the college, please click the Locations tab below.


Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882
(908) 835-WCCC (9222)