Faculty Achievement

Native Species Poetry

Native Species, published by the Michigan State University Press, explores the questions of humanity’s uncertain place in nature and what happens to the souls of all creatures after death. Harvard Review proclaimed it “unflinchingly candid and enduringly compassionate.” 

Todd Davis, Mary E. Rolling Reading Series

Award-winning poet Todd Davis, known for his lyric meditations on the natural beauty of his Pennsylvania home ground, will offer a reading as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series. Davis is also a professor of English and environmental studies at Penn State Altoona. 

Murphy nominated for anthology, national prize

Professor of English Erin Murphy’s poem “The World is a Scented Handkerchief” has been nominated for inclusion in "The Orison Anthology," and her most recent book of poetry has been nominated for the Lenore Marshall Award, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.