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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.

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