extended hiatus

Due to expanded commitments to my small press, I've been forced to cut down on some other projects. I would be delighted if someone else came forward to carry on this blog. Meanwhile, I hope some of the links and contacts herein are of some use.



Daniel Blasi: Bucknell: 11/17/06

Poet Daniel Blasi will present a Writers-at-Work session at Bucknell University's Writing Center (200G Roberts Hall), from noon to 1 PM on Friday, November 17.

Daniel Blasi received a BA in English from Boston University and an MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park. While at the University of Maryland, he was a finalist in the Ruth Lilly Student Fellowship administered by Poetry. After graduating, Daniel was a waiter fellow at the Breadloaf Writers' Conference, a finalist for the Beatrice Hawley Award, a finalist for the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and a semi-finalist for the Tupelo Press first book prize. He has been a five-time semi-finalist for a Discovery/The Nation Prize. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Quarterly West, Passages North, Another Chicago Magazine, and Nimrod. Daniel lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and works at the strategic innovation consulting firm, Product Genesis, in Cambridge.

Sponsored by the Writing Center, the Writers at Work series encourages informal conversation between writers and interested members of the campus community. Bring a bag lunch; beverages and cookies will be provided.

For more information, please call the Writing Center at 577-3141.

C. K. Williams: Williamsport: 11/16/06

Poet C.K. Williams is scheduled to read at Lycoming College in Williamsport on Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 PM. The reading will take place in Shangraw Performance Hall in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall.

This reading is free and open to the public. Call call the College Relations Office at 570-321-4037 for more information. Click here for a campus map.

Junot Diaz: Bloomsburg: 11/15/06

[not poetry, but . . .]

Bloomsburg University's Big Dog Reading Series concludes this fall with author Junot Díaz on Wednesday, November 15, at 7 PM in Carver Hall’s Gross Auditorium.

Junot Díaz is the author of Drown. His short fiction has appeared in, among other places, The New Yorker, African Voices, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart Prize XXII. The recipient of numerous awards, including the 2002 Pen/Malamud Award and a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, Díaz is now an associate professor at MIT. He was born in the Dominican Republic and spent most of his youth in New Jersey.

This reading is free and open to the public.


Cornelius Eady: Bucknell: 10/10 & 10/11/06

2006-07 Sandra & Gary Sojka Visiting Poet Cornelius Eady will be on the Bucknell campus Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11. He will offer a reading at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall on Tuesday, October 10th and a Question and Answer session at noon on Wednesday, October 11th in the Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building. Both events are free and open to the public.

Cornelius Eady is the author of several poetry collections, including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze (1985, Lamont Poetry Selection), The Gathering of My Name (1991), You Don't Miss Your Water (1995), and the acclaimed Brutal Imagination (2001).

JoAnne Growney: Bloomsburg: 10/10/06

Poet JoAnne Growney will be the featured River Poets reader on Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 PM at the Phillips Emporium in Bloomsburg. Copies of Growney's most recent book, My Dance Is Mathematics (Paper Kite Press), will be available.

There is an open reading during the second half of this event; MC is Susan Brook.

This event is free and open to the public.

John Hoppenthaler: Bloomsburg: 10/5/06

Bloomsburg University's Big Dog Reading Series will lead off this fall with poet John Hoppenthaler on Thursday, October 5, at 7 PM in the Kehr Union Multicultural Center.

John Hoppenthaler's poetry has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, The Southern Review, New Letters, The Bloomsbury Review, Tar River Poetry, Chelsea, Poet Lore, Connecticut Review, and September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond. His first poetry collection, Lives of Water, is available from Carnegie Mellon University Press. The poetry editor of Kestrel, he is currently editing a collection of essays and interviews on the poetry of Jean Valentine. This reading is free and open to the public.


Benjamin Grossberg: Bucknell: 9/27/06

Poet Benjamin Scott Grossberg will present an informal talk on Wednesday, September 27, at noon in Roberts Hall on the Bucknell campus, as part of the Writing Center’s Writers at Work series.

Benjamin Scott Grossberg is an Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Antioch College, where he teaches poetry writing, English Renaissance Literature, and English poetry. He is the author of the chapbook The Auctioneer Bangs His Gavel (Kent State University Press, 2006), and of the forthcoming Underwater Lengths in a Single Breath (Ashland Poetry Press, 2007) winner of the Richard Snyder Award. His poems have appeared in journals such as Pleiades, Mid-American Review, Paris Review, and twice in West Branch. He has received several awards for his writing, including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council and a Pushcart Prize. He lives on a small farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio.

This event is free and open to the campus and community. For more information, please call the Writing Center at 570-577-3141.

COMMON WEALTH Poets at Susquehanna River Conference: Bucknell: 9/23/06

On Saturday, September 23, the Upper Susquehanna River Basin Conference at Bucknell University will conclude with a reading by poets appearing in Common Wealth: Contemporary poets on Pennsylvania. The conference will be held in the Langone Center on the Bucknell campus, and the reading will commence at 5:30 PM. Poets who are scheduled to read include Marjorie Maddox, Deirdre O’Connor, Ron Mohring, Karl Patten, Charlie Rice, and Jerry Wemple. For more information, please contact Bucknell University at 570-577-2000.

Matthew Zapruder: Bucknell University: 9/22/06

Poet Matthew Zapruder will present an informal talk on Friday, September 22, at noon in Roberts Hall on the Bucknell campus, as part of the Writing Center’s Writers at Work series. This talk will follow up on Thursday evening’s WAVE BOOKS Bus Tour Reading in Bucknell Hall [see previous announcement].

Matthew Zapruder is the author of American Linden (Tupelo Press 2002), and of The Pajamaist (Copper Canyon, forthcoming 2006). His poems have appeared or are upcoming in The Boston Review, Fence, Alaska Quarterly Review, Open City, Painted Bride Quarterly, Bomb, Jubilat, Harvard Review, The New Republic and The New Yorker. He teaches poetry in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the New School, works as an Editor with Wave Books, and is co-curator of the KGB Monday Night Poetry Reading Series. He lives in New York City.

This event is free and open to the campus and community. For more information, please call the Writing Center at 570-577-3141.

WAVE BOOKS Bus Tour: Bucknell University: 9/21/06

On Thursday, September 21, don’t miss the WAVE BOOKS Bus Tour Reading. This is one of only two Pennsylvania stops on the reading schedule; the other is Pittsburgh on Sept 20. The event will begin at 6:00 PM in Bucknell Hall on the Bucknell University campus.

Stopping at 50 cities in 50 days, the
Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour is the biggest literary event of 2006. Throughout September and October, over one hundred poets, along with musicians, filmmakers and journalists, will participate as the bus traverses North America, bringing innovative poetry to big cities and small towns across the U.S. and Canada. Sponsored by Wave Books, the poetry bus will go more places with more poets reading more poems than was ever previously believed possible.

Beginning September 4 and ending October 27, the bus tour will visit a variety of venues, including the Space Needle in Seattle, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the Museum of Natural History in LA, the Green Mill in Chicago, the DiA Arts Center in New York, and a number of bookstores, galleries, bars, prisons and schools all across the US and Canada.
Participating poets include Eileen Myles, James Tate, Cole Swensen, Dean Young, John Yau, Vijay Seshadri, Lewis Warsh, Joshua Beckman, Dara Wier, Juliana Spahr, John Godfrey, Joshua Clover, David Rivard, Noelle Kocot, Matthew Zapruder, Ann Lauterbach, Tyehimba Jess, Dana Levin, Hoa Nguyen, Jeff Clark, Richard Siken, Bob Hicok, Katy Lederer, Kim Addonizio, Arthur Sze, Catherine Wagner, Srikanth Reddy, Matthew Rohrer, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Bhanu Kapil and over 100 more.

This event is free and open to the campus and community. For more information on this event, please call the Stadler Center for Poetry at 570-577-1853, or see their

Three Cave Canem Poets: Bucknell: 9/5/06

Poets Erica Doyle, Yona Harvey and Tyehimba Jess will read on Tuesday, September 5, at 7 PM in Bucknell Hall. This reading is a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Cave Canem.

Cave Canem is an organization devoted to the discovery and cultivation of new voices in African American poetry. Best known for its celebrated summer workshop, Cave Canem has grown to include regional workshops, a first book prize, annual anthologies, and events in major cities around the United States. Poets Doyle, Harvey, and Jess have served as Cave Canem fellows and appear in the recently published 10th anniversary anthology Gathering Ground (University of Michigan Press).

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Stadler Center for Poetry at 570-577-1853, or see their website.


Claude Lewis: Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg: 8/24/06

[from the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel site:]

August 24, 2006:

Poetry Reading by Claude Lewis.
Claude Lewis, Esq. is currently a partner with Michak Teeter & Lewis LLC, and his practice includes real estate, commercial transactions, non-profit corporations and business related matters and, in addition, business consulting. He is engaged in several activities including membership in the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Nathanial Gadsden’s Writer’s Wordshop. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of Zion Academy.
Lewis has been involved in poetry presentations at the Whitaker Center, East Shore Library and Black history programs for various State Agencies including the Departments of Community and Economic Development, Environmental Protection, Education, Revenue the Office of the Auditor General and the Public Utility Commission. Claude Lewis is our current Poet Laureate of Harrisburg!

Poetry Thursdays are held at the Susquehanna Art Museum, 301 Market Street, downtown Harrisburg, 7- 8:45 pm, presented by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel and hosted by Marty Esworthy.

Friday Poetry Reading: Wilkes-Barre: 8/21/06

[Source: Paper Kite Press Announce]

Friday Open Mic @ Paper Kite Press Studio

This month's "Third Friday" open mic is set for August 21st at 7 PM.
Location: 156 S. Franklin Street, 2nd floor studio, in Wilkes-Barre.
Information: (570) 328-8658
Join us on August 21st for two fabulous spoken word artists from the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel: Julia Tilley and Maria C. James!

Butterfly Poetry Festival: Penn State-Hazleton: 8/20/06

[passing this along:]

This year's Butterfly Poetry Festival, which will be held at the Hazleton Campus of Penn State, will feature a gathering of Pennsylvania Poets Laureate. There is a luncheon for all attending poets at 1:00 PM, followed by [one presumes] a reading at 2:00 PM. This event is expected to run until 3:30 or 4 PM.

Contact: Salvadore DeFazio, 570-455-3963.

Open reading: Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg: 8/17/06

[from the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel site:]

August 17, 2006: Open Poetry Reading

Poetry Thursdays are held at the Susquehanna Art Museum, 301 Market Street, downtown Harrisburg, 7- 8:45 pm, presented by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel and hosted by Marty Esworthy.

Wes Ward & Elizabeth Morris: Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg: 8/10/06

[from the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel site:]

August 10, 2006: Poetry Reading by Wes Ward and Elizabeth Morris

Wes Ward grew up in Alaska and moved to York, PA when he was in junior high school. He earned a BA in Secondary Education-English from York College. He currently teaches English at Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill. Brand New Fence is his first collection of poetry.

Elizabeth Morris has been writing poetry for a long time, during most of which the poetry was not good. In the '05-'06 school year, she won two gold awards on the national level of the Scholastic Writing Competition. She then performed at Slam 7 this summer and won tenth place. She was the youngest person there. Elizabeth hopes to keep writing for the rest of her life and eventually make a living from it.

Poetry Thursdays are held at the Susquehanna Art Museum, 301 Market Street, downtown Harrisburg, 7- 8:45 pm, presented by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel and hosted by Marty Esworthy.


Friday Open Mic: Wilkes-Barre: 7/21/06

[Source: Paper Kite Press Announce]

Friday Open Mic @ Paper Kite Press Studio

This month's "Third Friday" open mic is set for July 21st at 7 PM.

Location: 156 S. Franklin Street, 2nd floor studio, in Wilkes-Barre.

All open mic - 12 slots available. Arrive early to sign up.

Click here for information on August's Third Friday feature.


Betsy Wheeler: Susquehanna Univ: 6/26/06

Betsy Wheeler, who currently holds the position of Stadler Fellow at Bucknell Univeristy, will read at Susquehanna University tonight at 7:30. Wheeler is a guest writer in Susquehanna's Advanced Writer's Workshop, an annual program for high school creative writers now in its 18th year. The program runs from June 25 - July 1 at Susquehanna. Follow this link for a detailed article at the university's web site.

For more information on The Advanced Writers Workshop, click here or contact Gary Fincke by phone (570-372-4164) or e-mail.


Poetry CD Recording: Scranton: 5/26 & 5/27/06

passing this along from an e-mail I received:

A compilation CD of poets will be recorded [in May] and the professional look will be attributed to a group of talented local artists. It will be recorded by a sound engineer from NYC (Joe Grocki), while the artwork will be done by comic book artist (Frank Czuba), colorist and graphic artist (Valerie Horchos), and Graphic Artist (Eric Miller), all originally from Wyoming Valley in PA. The writing inside the jacket will be done by me. Also, Jim Warner and myself will be working on the PR and other tasks.

[This] month at the Test Pattern Gallery at 334 Adams Avenue in downtown Scranton, PA, Friday May 26th (at 8:30pm-the regularly scheduled time), we will record the live reading for everyone who wants to participate with an audience. Everyone will get a chance to be recorded so keep it to one work no more than five minutes. On Saturday May 27th, there will be a second recording for those who prefer to read (and be recorded) without an audience (time tba).

Also, there will be a limited amount of slots for poets on the CD itself. So, in choosing those who will be on the finished product, we will be looking for the best readings and sound quality overall, as well as the poets personal grasp of the genre on the CD.

The proceeds from the sales of this project will benefit Test Pattern in Scranton, PA. We are also hoping to take the CD on the road and get some of the poets exposed to the poetry scene in other places outside the local area, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, NYC, etc. There are also plans for possible future compilations.

Please contact me for more info...and tell your friends!

Thanks, Erin

River Poets: Bloomsburg: 5/9/06

The May 9th River Poets reading will feature junior and senior high school students: students may bring and share their own creative work, interpret other poets, sing, rap, sign, or mime. An open reading follows for those who are beyond school age, but never too young to learn. River poet Tara Holdren is MC.

7:30 PM at
Phillips Emporium in Bloomsburg.


Alan Semerdjian & Barbara DeCesare: Wilkes-Barre: 4/21/06

[from Paper Kite Press:]

April 21st, 7pm: Alan Semerdjian & Barbara DeCesare

Third Friday @ the Mansion with Paper Kite Press
156 S. Franklin Street * Wilkes-Barre

April 21st, 7 p.m.
$5 suggested donation @ the door (all money from the door goes to our featured performers!)

Featuring Poet & Songwriter Alan Semerdjian and Poet Barbara DeCesare
OPEN MIC to follow. Arrive early to sign up - 8 slots available for open mic.

Alan is a published singer/songwriter (ASCAP) with film and television credits. His music has charted on CMJ, and he performs regularly in the tri-state area in a myriad of musical outfits including Surreal, Milquetoast, Watercats, Stratosphere, Diet Kong, and as a solo artist. His album, "When There Was Something Wrong With You," was released in the fall of 2005. Recently, Alan had poems appear in Lyric Review and Ararat, an essay in Chain, film reviews in Aitia, and a music column for thelongislandmusicscene.com. Alan has given readings in a wide variety of settings, hosted open mic nights, and organized and featured at literary events in Long Island and New York City. He recently released a chapbook of poetry entitled An Improvised Device with Lock n Load Publishing in NYC. He can be found on the web at: http://www.alanarts.com

Barbara is a 2003 Pushcart nominee. She is the Poet Laureate of 98 Rock WIYY Baltimore. Her work has appeared in over forty American journals, including Poetry, Alaska Quarterly Review and Birmingham Poetry Review. Her first collection of poetry is titled, "jigsaweyesore." You can find her on the web at

For more information call: (570) 328-8658

Lynn Emanuel: Keystone College: 4/11/06

Poet Lynn Emanuel will read at Keystone College on Tuesday, April 11, 12:30 PM in Brooks Theatre [#15 on interactive campus map here]. Click here for driving directions to Keystone College.

For more information about this event, e-mail David Elliott.

River Poets feature Bloom students: Bloomsburg: 4/11/06

from the River Poets Calendar:

APRIL 11 – BU Students: Steven Good, Alissa Jo Eaton, Mary Jane Buehner, Bob Antonozzi, & Frank Cunniff -are featured. Creative writing, poetry, and healthy spring offerings are encouraged. Share the muse, muse the brews, brew the crew, do the news, you may get the point by now. Jerry Wemple, recently published and a Big Dog Reading Series founder, will be present, too. Second half will be an open reading format for others for input, meters, free verse, and random thoughts of kindness. River poet Dick Brook will guide the evening line-up as MC.

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Philips Emporium, 10 East Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg [click here for information and directions]

Dick Brook: Scranton: 4/8/06

Congratulations to River Poet Dick Brook who won 3rd prize (and $50) for a poem he entered in the MWPA Poetry Contest and an honorary mention for another poem. He will have 12 minutes of reading fame on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 pm at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.

Gary Fincke: Lock Haven: 4/5/06

from the Lock Haven University web calendar:

Poet and prose writer Gary Fincke will be reading as part of LHU's Pennsylvania Author's Reading Series. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Gary Fincke is director of the Writers Institute and a professor of English and creative writing at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

From his web site: A 2003 winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction (Sorry I Worried You), Gary Fincke has published sixteen books of poetry and short fiction, most recently Standing Around the Heart, a collection which “shows Gary Fincke at his inimitable best.” His nonfiction account of his son's life as a rock guitarist, Amp'd: A Father’s Backstage Pass, was published by Michigan State in 2004. In 2002, Fincke completed Writing Letters For the Blind, which won the 2003 Ohio State University Press/The Journal poetry prize, and The Stone Child, a collection of short stories that earned Fincke praise as “one of literary America’s best-kept secrets.”

Date: Wednesday, April 5
Time: 7 PM
Location: Parsons Union Building Multipurpose Room
Contact: Marjorie Maddox-Hafer, 893-2044

Steven Herb: Lycoming College: 4/4/06

from the Lycoming web calendar:

April 4 — "Is there a Future for the Book?" A program and discussion featuring Steven Herb, Director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, and Sandy Thatcher, Director of the Penn State University Press. 4:00 p.m. College Archives, Snowden Library. Free.


Christopher Southgate: Bucknell: 3/29/06

Poet Christopher Southgate will give a reading at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, March 29, in Bucknell Hall on the campus of Bucknell University.

[PERSONAL NOTE: I gave a reading with Chris a few years ago, also in Bucknell Hall. He's a delightful poet and a warm, engaging individual.]

Li-Young Lee: York College: 3/29/06

posted from the York College website:

Award-winning poet Li-Young Lee will give a poetry reading on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the MAC Recital Hall at York College [click
here for directions to campus].

Born to exiled Chinese parents, Lee’s maternal grandfather was China’s first republican president and his father was physician to Communist leader, Mao Tse-tung. Lee’s parents avoided political persecution and escaped to Indonesia after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. There Li-Young Lee was born and spent most of his childhood traveling through Hong Kong and Japan before finally arriving in the United States in 1964.

Lee attended the University of Pittsburgh, University of Arizona and the State University of New York at Brockport. He has also taught at many universities including the University of Iowa and Northwestern University. Li-Young Lee currently resides in Chicago and is one of the few full-time poets in the United States.

Li-Young Lee is the author of three books of poetry, including his most recent, Book of My Nights. His award-winning books include the Delmore Schwartz Memorial winner, Rose; the American Book Award winner, The Winged Seed: A Remembrance; and the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection, The City in Which I Love You.

Karla Kelsey: Suquehanna University: 3/27/06

reposting from the SU website:

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – Karla Kelsey, visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at Susquehanna University, will read from her recently published book, Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, in Isaacs Auditorium of Seibert Hall. This reading is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary was originally written as Kelsey’s doctoral dissertation at Denver University and won the prestigious Sawtooth Poetry Prize last year. Her award includes a publishing contract with Ahsahta Press, which released the first pressing of the volume in January. Acclaimed poet Carolyn Forché, who judged the 2005 Sawtooth Award, described Kelsey’s work as “a masterful debut…at once philosophical and political.”

Inspiration for Kelsey’s Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary stems from Plato’s Theaetetus, in which Socrates compares knowledge to an aviary, a bird carrying knowledge that its owner can freely choose. “This vision is horrifying because the knowledge-birds are tapped and the knower ‘plucks them down’ to use them. The mind as a thing that ‘uses’ the world seems like a very skewed and limited sense of being,” Kelsey writes.

This is Kelsey’s first published book of poetry. She is also the author of the chapbook Little Dividing Doors in the Mind (Noemi Press, 2005). She has been published in several journals, including The Boston Review, Verse, 26, and others. From 2003-2005, she was the associate editor of the Denver Quarterly.

Kelsey attributes her attachment to form to the 14 years she spent as a dancer. “The training and rigors of classical ballet have been fundamental to the writer and person that I am. …When you grow up spending hours inspecting the forms that you make in the mirror as you are making them, you realize the extent to which the act of dancing does not equal the image created by the dancer; rather, it is more.”

Kelsey is currently in her first year of teaching in the creative writing program at Susquehanna University. She teaches introductory and advanced classes in poetry and the Editing and Publishing class, which is aimed at giving students practical experience in working with the publishing of literary journals.

Kelsey’s more recent work includes a project for which she has collaborated with her husband, Peter Yumi. Yumi is a visual artist and musician. Together, the two have combined her poetry and his music, which Kelsey hopes to share at the reading.

George Held: York, PA: 3/25/06

Poet George Held reads in the Poetry Brew Series in York, 7:30 PM on March 25, at Sparky & Clark's, 284 West Market Street.

Coming up in the series:

Apr 8 - Jackie Sheeler /Angelo Verga
Apr 22 - Native Sun and the DriFish
May 13 - Marty Esworthy /Christian Thiede Spotlight: Sue Taylor

Gerald Stern: Lycoming College: 3/23/06

Poet Gerald Stern will read at Lycoming College in Williamsport at 7:30 PM Thursday evening, March 23 in Shangraw Performance Hall of the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall.

here for a campus map. Click here for driving directions to Lycoming College.

Common Wealth Reading: Bloomsburg: 3/22/06

Several contributors to a new anthology featuring poems about Pennsylvania will read at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Multipurpose Room B, Kehr Union at Bloomsburg University.

Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania was edited by Jerry Wemple, an associate professor in the Bloomsburg University English Department, and Marjorie Maddox, director of the creative writing program at Lock Haven University. The book, published by Penn State Press, received favorable reviews in The Philadelphia Inquirer and numerous other publications. Among the readers for the event are award-winning poets Harry Humes (a BU alumnus), Sandra Kohler, and JoAnne Growney (a former BU faculty member). Several recent alumni who either contributed a poem to the book or who served as editorial interns will also take part in the reading.

here for general directions to Bloomsburg University.

here for a map of the lower campus showing the Kehr Union building.

Maurice Kilwein Guevara reading CANCELLED

from the Chatham College website, 3/20/06:

Poetry reading by Maurice Kilwein Guevara cancelled

By Amanda Kennedy, Public Relations Specialist
Pittsburgh, PA - (March 20, 2006) … A poetry reading with Pittsburgh native Maurice Kilwein Guevara, sponsored by Chatham College’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at 8:00 p.m., has been cancelled. For more information contact Sheryl St. Germain at 412-365-1190 or SStGermain@Chatham.edu.

Gregory Djanikian, Stacey Waite: Penn State: 3/21/06

Last minute post:

Poets Stacey Waite and Gregory Djanikian will read and sign free posters of their poems at the PA Center for the Book's annual Public Poetry Project event. Posters will also be available with poems by Gerald Stern and Terrance Hayes, whose work was also selected for this year's series.

Time: 7 PM
Location: Pattee Library,
Penn State University Campus

UPDATE: here's the Penn State Press release, which includes information on how to get copies of the posters:

Fifth annual poetry reading celebrates Public Poetry Project

The fifth annual An Evening of Pennsylvania Poets: Readings in Celebration of the Public Poetry Project will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library, on Penn State's Unviersity Park campus. The event will be followed by a reception in the Charles W. Mann Jr. Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library.

The Public Poetry Project focuses on poets with a connection to Pennsylvania and displays the poetry in public places to make it a part of the daily lives of a greater number of people. Since the project began in 2000, 32 poems have been printed and placed in public places throughout Pennsylvania. Poets featured in the 2006 Public Poetry Project poster series will read poems and be available at the reception to sign copies of the posters featuring their poems. This year's posters were designed by Wilson Hutton and will be available at no charge at the presentation.

The 2006 Poetry Poster series includes Gregory Djanikian, Terrance Hayes, Gerald Stern and Stacey Waite. The project is under the direction of Steven L. Herb, librarian and director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, and is supported by the University Libraries, the English Department in the College of the Liberal Arts, and Paterno Family Librarian for Literature William S. Brockman. The readings and reception are open to the public.

Anyone who would like to be added to the mailing list to receive the posters each year should contact Jennifer Spence at jla2@psu.edu or (814) 863-5472. For more information, visit http://www.pabook.libraries.psu.edu/activities/ppp/index.html or contact Steven L. Herb at slh18@psu.edu via e-mail.