Poetry Reading: Jerry Wemple

Titelman Study, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, Penn State Altoona

A poetry reading by Jerry Wemple will take place from 12:05 to 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

A Pennsylvania native, Wemple writes frequently about the people and places of the Susquehanna Valley. His work includes three poetry collections: “You Can See It from Here,” selected for the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, “The Civil War in Baltimore,” and “Artemas and Ark: the Ridge and Valley poems.” He is also the author of two poetry chapbooks.

Wemple is co-editor of the anthology “Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania.” His creative nonfiction has been published in several venues including the online journal “Full Grown People” and the newsmagazine “Ozy.com.”

Wemple is a professor of English at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he teaches in the creative writing program.