November 01, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik 

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Poets Yona Harvey and Dawn Lonsinger will give a reading of their works Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

Yona HarveyYona Harvey is a literary artist living in Pittsburgh, Pa. She is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water (Four Way Books: New York, 2013), and the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Her poems can be found in jubilat, Gulf Coast, Callaloo, West Branch, and various journals and anthologies, including A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry (Ed. Annie Finch).

Dawn Lonsinger is the 2013 Drew Darrow Memorial Poet. She is the author of Whelm, winner of Lost Horse Press's 2012 Idaho Poetry Prize, and two chapbooks: the linoleum crop (chosen by Thomas Lux as the winner of the 2007 Jeanne Duval Editions Contest) and The Nested Object (Dancing Girl Press, 2009).

Her poems and lyric essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Guernica: A Magazine of Arts & Politics, New Orleans Review, Subtropics, Best New Poets 2010, and elsewhere.

Dawn LonsingerA visiting Assistant Professor of English at Muhlenberg College, Lonsinger is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, Smartish Pace's Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, and four Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes. She holds an MFA from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah.

This Memorial Reading Series honors the memory of Drew Darrow, a 1986 Bucknell graduate. A student employee of Bucknell's Writing Center, Darrow later worked as an actor in New York City. He died in 1997.

The reading, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Stadler Center for Poetry and the Writing Center, with support from Drew Darrow's family and friends. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.