Shippensburg University hosts poetry reading

Shippensburg University will host a poetry reading by Yona Harvey and Tony Medina on Thursday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. The reading is free and open to the public.

Harvey is the author of the poetry collection, “Hemming the Water,” winner of the Kate Tufts Award from Claremont Graduate University and finalist for the Hurston-Wright Award. Her work has been anthologized in many publications including “A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry” and “The Force of What’s Possible: Accessibility and the Avant-Garde.”

 Medina is a two-time winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People and is the author of 18 books for adults and young readers. He has received the Langston Hughes Society Award, the first African Voices Literary Award, and was nominated for Pushcart prizes.

 The event is sponsored by the Department of English, the Reflector, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences and the Women’s Center. For more information, contact Dr. Nicole Santalucia at