Beloved English Teacher Publishes New Book of Poetry

Mr. John Hopkins has published a new book of poetry called Celtic Nan.  Mr. Hopkins has been an English teacher for the past 39 years. He was the New England Association of Teachers of English (NEATE) poet of the year in 2008 and its teacher of the year in 2009.   His poetry has appeared in Commonweal, Saint Anthony Messenger, The National Catholic Reporter, The Leaflet, Sr. Melannie Svoboda’s blog, “Sunflower Seeds,” and Father Timothy Joyce’s book, Celtic Quest.Many of John’s poems had their beginning in the dozens of journals John has kept over the years. For the past four years, John has been a Benedictine Oblate affiliated with Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, Massachusetts. He loves to read, write letters, tramp the Blue Hills, and play pickleball with Kerry, his amazing wife, and mother of their wonderful children: Kate, Danny, and Brian.

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