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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, poetry reading

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Titelman Study, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts

A reading by Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, associate professor of English, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona.

Wesley’s most recent book of poems, "When the Wanderers Come Home," was written during a four-month stay in her homeland of Liberia in 2013. In his review of the book in World Literature Today, Matthew Shenoda wrote, “Wesley is a poet working to find language that can help show the fractures and fissures of a postwar nation and the personal realities of displacement and return.”

Wesley is the author of four previous collections of poetry and a children’s book. Her poetry has been featured in American Life in Poetry, and her awards include the 2016 WISE Women Award in Arts and Letters, the 2011 President Award from the Blair County NAACP, the 2010 Liberian Award, and a World Bank Fellowship.

Sponsored by the English program and the Division of Arts and Humanities, the reading is free and open to the public.