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Twelfth annual poetry reading celebrates the Public Poetry Project

The 12th annual "An Evening of Pennsylvania Poets: Readings in Celebration of the Public Poetry Project" will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27,in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State's University Park campus, followed by a reception in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library.

The Public Poetry Project focuses on poets with a connection to Pennsylvania and displays the poetry in public places to make it a part of the daily lives of a greater number of people. Since the project began in 2000, 57 poems have been printed and placed in public places throughout Pennsylvania.

Poets featured in the 2012 Public Poetry Project poster series will read from their work. This year's posters were designed by Wilson Hutton and will be available at no charge at the presentation. The 2012 Poetry Poster series includes poets Paula Bohince, Toi Derricotte, Jacqueline Osherow and Alpay Ulku.

The project is under the direction of Steven L. Herb, librarian and director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, and is supported by Library Learning Services; the Paterno Family Librarian for Literature, William S. Brockman; the University Libraries; the Department of English in the College of the Liberal Arts; and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The readings and reception are open to the public.

For more information, including physical access and special accommodations, contact 814-863-5472 and visit

Last Updated February 28, 2012