Palmer Museum of Art to present 'The Art of Poetry' fall readings

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Palmer Museum of Art will host Penn State poets and other literary friends for poetry readings this semester in the galleries.

Todd Davis, professor of English and environmental studies at Penn State Altoona, will present "What My Neighbor Tells Me Isn't Global Warming" at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. Davis is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: "In the Kingdom of the Ditch," "The Least of These," "Some Heaven" and "Ripe"; and a limited edition chapbook, "Household of Water; Moon, and Snow: The Thoreau Poems."

Julia Spicher Kasdorf, professor of English and women's studies, will present "Shale Play" at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Spicher Kasdorf will read poems from her most recent project, "Shale Play," a book-length collection of poems that document the linguistic, emotional and environmental effects of Marcellus Shale fracking in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Katherine Bode-Lang, poet, will present "The Reformation" at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. Bode-Lang will read from her chapbook titled "The Reformation," winner of the 2014 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize.

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is located on Curtin Road and admission is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays.

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Last Updated August 26, 2014