November 10, 2011


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Poets Todd Davis and Julia Kasdorf will give a reading of their works Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Davis is the author of four books of poems, The Least of These (2010), Household of Water, Moon, and Snow: The Thoreau Poems (2010), Some Heaven (2007), and Ripe (2002). He edited the nonfiction collection, Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball (2012) and co-edited Making Poems: 40 Poems with Commentary by the Poets (2010).

His poetry has been featured on the radio by Garrison Keillor on "The Writer's Almanac" and by Ted Kooser in his syndicated newspaper column "American Life in Poetry."

Davis teaches creative writing and environmental studies at Penn State University's Altoona College.

Kasdorf is the author of three collections of poetry, Sleeping Preacher (1992), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize; Eve's Striptease (1998); and, most recently, Poetry in America (2011).

She also has published a collection of essays, The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life, winner of the 2002 Book of the Year Award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature, and a monograph, Fixing Tradition: Joseph W. Yoder, Amish American.

With Michael Tyrell she co-edited the anthology, Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn.

An associate professor of English and Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University, Kasdorf teaches in the MFA program in creative writing.

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