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“Dancer” by Maddie Quinn

Spring 2018 issue of "Hard Freight" published

The issue includes poems, short stories, essays, and artwork by current students as well as a work by faculty member Brooke Findley.
Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins to present poetry reading Apr. 17

Winner of the Oregon Book Award, Wilkins is the author of a memoir, "The Mountain and the Fathers," as well as of three books of poetry, "When We Were Birds," "Notes from the Journey Westward," and "Killing the Murnion Dogs."
Heather Myers

English alum wins Association of Writers and Writing Programs award

Heather Myers, a 2016 Penn State Altoona English alumna, has won an award from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Intro Journals Project.
Sam Tanner headshot and book cover

Samuel Tanner authors new book

"Whiteness, Pedagogy, and Youth in America: Critical Whiteness Studies in the Classroom" details a teacher-researcher project Tanner conducted in Minnesota.
Isla by Aurora Robson

Isla by Aurora Robson

Aurora RobsonIsla, 2014, plastic debris (PET + HDPE), aluminum rivets, tinted polycrylic, and mica powder. Courtesy of the artist.

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley Headshot

Wesley's "The River is Rising" to be reissued

The newly expanded and redesigned edition will include the original poetry as well as new poems.

"Hard Freight" submission deadline extended

Students may now submit entries of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art through March 1, 2018.
Gabeba Baderoon

Heard on Campus: Gabeba Baderoon at Penn State Altoona

Gabeba Baderoon, keynote speaker for the 2018 African American Read-In Chain, presented “Writing the World: The Poetry of African Women in the Diaspora” at Penn State Altoona.
Hard Freight spring 2017 submission date Feb. 20

Hard Freight submission deadline Feb. 20

Up to three entries per student in the categories of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and multimedia work may be submitted online.

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