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Ian Marshall

Ian Marshall publishes new book of poetry

"Circumambulations," by Ian Marshall, professor of English and environmental studies, will be released June 18.
Erin Kelly '09

Interview with alumna Erin Kelly featured in national journal

An interview with Penn State Altoona alumna Erin Kelly '09, is featured in the current issue of Wordgathering, an online national literary magazine.
Erin Murphy and the cover of her book, Assisted Living

Erin Murphy publishes new poetry collection, wins national book prize

"Assisted Living," winner of the 2016 Brick Road Poetry Press Prize, is comprised of 72 demi-sonnets, a seven-line poetic form that Murphy devised. The poems encompass the life span experience, ranging from childhood to aging and caregiving.
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."
Illustration of hot air balloons

Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Pride to perform 'Up!'

The concert includes a variety of genres ranging from African contemporary to rock and folk songs, each uplifting in their own way.
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.
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley Headshot

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley to read poetry at international literary conference

Wesley will read as part of a celebration of Autumn House Press's 20th Anniversary at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference.

"Hard Freight" submission deadline extended

Students may now submit entries of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art through March 1, 2018.
A student reader participates in the 2018 African American Read-In

Penn State Altoona hosts 2018 African American Read-In

The event featured a community dinner, an open mic reading marathon, and featured speakers.

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