Professor Patricia Jabbeh Wesley's book on Black History Month reading list

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, professor of English at Penn State Altoona, has two poems featured in the June 2022 issue of Poetry magazine, which, according to the publication, is “the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.”

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ALTOONA, Pa. — Patricia Jabbeh Wesley’s latest book, "Praise Song for My Children: New and Selected Poems," is included on the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) 2021 Reading List for Black History Month. CLMP members such as independent presses and literary journals were asked to recommend books and magazines for the list.

Jabbeh Wesley recently had her first fictional short story, "Our Casualties," published in "Vox Populi," an online magazine on politics, poetry, and nature. "Our Casualties" is based on the civil war in her home country of Liberia.

Jabbeh Wesley is a professor of English at Penn State Altoona.