Palmer Museum of Art announces The Art of Poetry readings

January 29, 2013

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

-- Alison Jaenicke, lecturer in English, will present "Motherhood and Other Acts of Nature" at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 6. Jaenicke’s short fiction, essays and poetry have appeared in such publications as Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers; Breathing the Same Air: An East Tennessee Anthology; and Bard College’s Writing from the Inside Out. She has studied writing at the University of Virginia, Penn State and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass., where last summer she participated in a poetry/drawing workshop designed to capture Cape Cod’s distinctive natural world.

-- Alyse Bensel, lecturer in English, will present "Shift" at 12:10 p.m. March 13. A native of York, Pa., Bensel received her master of fine arts in poetry from Penn State in 2012. Her poetry has appeared in Cider Press Review, MAYDAY Magazine and Word Riot, among others. Her first chapbook, "Shift," was recently published by Plan B Press.

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. Reduced hours over spring break are noon to 4 p.m. March 2 to 10. The museum will be closed March 4 and March 31.

For more information, call 814-865-7672 or visit

  • Alison Jaenicke, left, and Alyse Bensel will be giving readings as part of The Art of Poetry.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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