Annual poetry reading celebrates the Public Poetry Project

March 18, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The 13th annual An Evening of Pennsylvania Poets: Readings in Celebration of the Public Poetry Project will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 26, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, and be followed by a reception and poster signing.

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, 61 poems have been printed and placed in public places throughout Pennsylvania.

Poets featured in the 2013 Public Poetry Project poster series will read from their work. This year's posters were designed by Wilson Hutton and will be available at no charge at the presentation. The 2013 Poetry Poster series includes poets Gerald Costanzo, Katie Ford, Yona Harvey and Jeff Oaks.

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 Paterno Family Librarian for Literature, William S. Brockman; the University Libraries; the Department of English in the College of the Liberal Arts; and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The readings and reception are open to the public.

For more information, including physical access and special accommodations, contact Caroline Wermuth at 814-863-5472 and visit

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