Thirteenth annual poetry reading celebrates Public Poetry Project

The thirteenth annual “An Evening of Pennsylvania Poets: Readings in Celebration of the Public Poetry Project” will be held on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on Penn State’s campus, followed by a reception and poster signing.

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, sixty-one poems have been printed and placed in public places throughout Pennsylvania.

Poets featured in the 2013 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 2013 Poetry Poster series includes poets Gerald Costanzo, Katie Ford, Yona Harvey and Jeff Oaks.

The project is under the direction of Dr. Steven L. Herb, librarian and director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, and is supported by 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 Caroline Wermuth at 814-863-5472 and visit