Fall into poetry with two upcoming readings on campus

Curtis Bauer will read from his works at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona.

A native of Iowa, Bauer was raised a son of farmers and artists, and has lived in England, Mexico, Spain, and the Eastern and Southwest United States. He is the author of three poetry collections: "Fence Line," "Spanish Sketchbook" and "The Real Cause for Your Absence." He is the publisher and editor of Q Ave Press Chapbooks, the Spanish translations editor for From the Fishouse, assistant editor and Emerging Spanish Poets series editor for Vaso Roto Ediciones. He teaches creative writing and comparative literature at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Cynthia Atkins will read from her new book of poetry, "In the Event of Full Disclosure" during Common Hour on Oct. 3 in the Edith Davis Eve Chapel. Pizza will be served; attendees should bring their own beverages.

"In the Event of Full Disclosure" is Atkins' second collection of poetry. The book explores mental illness, family relationships and the roles of women.

Born and raised in Chicago, Atkins earned her bachelor of fine arts and master of art at the University of Illinois, and a master of fine arts from Columbia University's School of the Arts. Her previous collection, "Psyche's Weathers," was published by CW Books in 2007. Her poems have appeared in such journals as American Letters & Commentary, Bloomsbury Review, BOMB and New York Quarterly.  She is assistant professor of English at Virginia Western Community College.

Both readings are sponsored by the English program, and the Division of Arts and Humanities. They are free and open to the public.

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Last Updated September 24, 2013