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Penn State Fayette to host Penn State laureate April 18

Robin Becker
Robin Becker
4/12/2011 —

Robin Becker, the 2010-2011 Penn State laureate, will conduct a public poetry reading Monday, April 18, beginning at 6 p.m. at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. This free event is open to the public and will take place in the Cultural Center in the Williams Building.

Becker published her first book of poetry, “Personal Effects,” in the 1970s.  She continued to release poetry collections, including “Giacometti’s Dog,” “The Horse Fair,” “Domain of Perfect Affection” and “All-American Girl,” which received the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry.  Becker was also awarded the 2010 Glenna Luschi Award for Excellence in Writing from Prairie Schooner magazine for 10 poems that were published in the journal.

Becker is a full-time professor of English and women’s studies at Penn State University. In 2000, Becker received the University’s George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching.

A reception will be held in conjunction with the reading. Music will be performed by saxophonist and first year, Penn State Fayette student Sean Wright.

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