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9/17/15:  Prof. Kim van Alkemade will read from her debut novel, Orphan #8, at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

10/15/15:  Pulitzer Prize winning author Adam Johnson will read from his new collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. 
All events are free and open to all! 

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Dauphin Humanities Center, 128
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257
Phone: 717. 477.1495
Fax: 717.477.4020

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Zach Savich

Assistant Professor of English

Office: Horton Hall 306
Phone:  477.1998

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Zach Savich received a BA in English from the University of Washington and MFAs in Poetry Writing and Creative Writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author of three full-length collections of poetry--Full Catastrophe Living (University of Iowa Press, 2009), Annulments (Center for Literary Publishing, 2010), and The Firestorm (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011)--as well as a chapbook of poetry, The Man Who Lost His Head (Omnidawn Publishing, 2010), and a book of lyric prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand (Rescue Press, 2011). His work has received a New American Poet honor from the Poetry Society of America, the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, and other honors. He serves as an editor with The Kenyon Review. 

At Shippensburg University, Prof. Savich is pleased to teach Poetry Writing, Advanced Poetry Workshop, the Writing-Intensive First Year Seminar, and Introduction to Culturally Diverse Literature. His interests include craft and prosody in contemporary poetry, imaginative logic, the form of long and serial poems, popular literary criticism, and poetry's intersections with communities, education, and other arts. He is always happy to meet with students and community members to discuss poetry, poetics, writing, and related topics. 

Information about Savich's most recent book of poetry, including sample poems and reviews, is available from Verse Daily ( and from the Cleveland State University Poetry Center (