The Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts will present Bucknell English professors Carmen Gillespie and Joseph Scapellato for a free, public faculty poetry reading on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall.
In addition to being a professor, Gillespie is director and founder of the Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell. She is the author of three books of poetry, Jonestown: A Vexation (2011), The Blue Black Wet of Wood (2016), and Ghosts of Monticello: A Recitatif (2017), in addition critical works on Toni Morrison and Alice Walker.
Scapellato is the author of Big Lonesome, a story collection (Mariner Books, 2017), and The Made-Up Man, a forthcoming novel (FSG, 2019). His fiction and nonfiction have been anthologized in Harper Perennial’s 40 Stories, &NOW’s Best Innovative Writing and Gigantic Books’ Gigantic Worlds: Science Flash Fiction.