Poet to visit Shippensburg University Nov. 1

Award-winning poet Shane McCrae will visit Shippensburg University Nov. 1 for a series of events as part of the John Taggart Reading Series. All events are free and open to the public.

mccraeMcCrae is the author of book of poems, Mule, and the forthcoming collection, Blood. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award, and has been a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a PEN Center USA Literary Award. His poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2010 and in many journals.

At 2 p.m., he will give a talk on diversity and education in Franklin Science Center 228. That talk will be moderated by Dr. Michael Bibby, professor of English. At 3:30 p.m., he will participate in a question and answer session about creative writing in Horton Hall 128.

He will read from his work in Old Main Chapel at 7 p.m. as the featured presenter in this year's Taggart series.

His visit is sponsored by the John Taggart Reading Series, the College of Arts and Sciences, the English Department, the Office of Social Equity, the Multicultural Caucus and The Reflector.

For more information, contact Zach Savich, assistant professor of English, at zasavich@ship.edu.