PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Poet Marilyn Nelson to Present at Foster Auditorium

Marilyn Nelson, the award-winning poet who has written and translated more than 15 poetry books, will present her writing on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library as part of the 2014 Emily Dickinson Lecture series.

Nelson has won numerous poetry awards, including a Newbery Honor Award and a Correta Scott King Honor for her young adult book, “Carver: A Life in Poems.” In 2012, she also received a Frost Medal, the most prestigious award given out by the Poetry Society of America, for lifetime achievement in poetry. She is currently Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Some of her most popular works include: “A Wreath for Emmett Till,” “The Homeplace,” “The Cachoeira Tales,” and her most recent work, “How I Discovered Poetry.” “How I Discovered Poetry” includes 50 poems about growing up in the 1950’s in a military family.

The event will be free for all students, courtesy of alumni George and Barbara Kelly and several academic units.

About the Author

Sarah Caskie

Sarah is a senior majoring in Journalism. She can usually be found at Saint’s looking up cat videos, or writing about music and stuff. She can be reached on Twitter at @classycaskie or via email at [email protected]

Comments

More by Sarah

Copenhagen-Based New Politics Brings Authentic Flair As Movin On’s Third Act

Third in the Movin’ On 2015 lineup was Copenhagen-based New Politics. The pop rock band described itself as “Danish as f***k,” and played to a sizable crowd mid-way through the festival.

Annual Blue And White Film Festival To Take Over State Theatre

The Legend Of Penn State’s Ghost Walk

Athletics

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

This year’s sneaker is available to purchase online for $109.99.

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Fall Move-In Traffic & Construction Changes

When 40,000 students need to move back to State College over the course of four days or so, things are bound to get crazy.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend