Lisa Coffman to offer poetry reading

Lisa Coffman, former Penn State Altoona faculty, will offer a reading from her new book, "Less Obvious Gods," at 7 p.m. April 15, in the Eve Chapel on campus.

Coffman is the author of two books of poetry: "Likely," which won the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize from Kent State University Press, and "Less Obvious Gods," recently published by Iris Press. Her poetry has earned fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Bucknell University’s Stadler Center for Poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and has been anthologized in "Myrrh, Mothwing, Smoke: Erotic Poems"; "The Southern Poetry Anthology"; "Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia"; "A Fine Excess: Fifty Years of the Beloit Poetry Journal";  and "American Poetry: The Next Generation." She was awarded the 2010 Ingrid Reti Nonfiction Prize for “No Business, Tennessee."

Coffman teaches at California Polytechnic State University.

Last Updated March 18, 2014