Poet, essayist, editor and Susquehanna University professor Karla Kelsey will join American poet, translator, travel writer and Allegheny College professor Christopher Bakken to present free, public poetry readings on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall as part of the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts Writers Series.
A professor of creative writing, Kelsey’s work weaves together the lyric with philosophy and history. She has published three books of poetry: A Conjoined Book (Omnidawn, 2014), Iteration Nets (Ahsahta, 2010), and Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary (Ahsahta, 2006) selected by Carolyn Forché for the Sawtooth Poetry Prize. Blood Feather, her fourth book of poetry is forthcoming from Tupelo Press and in 2020, Ahsahta Press will publish On Certainty.
The Frederick F. Seely Professor of English at Allegheny, Bakken, is the author of the culinary memoir, Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table, as well as three books of poetry, Eternity & Oranges, Goat Funeral and After Greece. He is also co-translator of The Lions’ Gate: Selected Poems of Titos Patrikios. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, New England Review, The Iowa Review, and Best American Poetry 2016.
The Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts hosts an annual writers series in association with our fellowships, residencies and other programs.