Looking forward to reading with fellow Penn State MFA grads at the First Book Festival! Five of us have recently published books of poems, and we’ll all be back on campus to read. I’ll be reading with Rachel Mennies on Saturday, April 4 at 4 PM in Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library on Penn State’s University Park Campus. A book signing and reception precedes the reading. More information on the First Book Festival.
January 15: Marjorie Maddox Reviews The Reformation for WPSU’s BookMark
Books Available Locally at Webster’s in State College
Thanks to everyone who attended the recent readings in Bellefonte and State College; it was wonderful to celebrate the book’s launch with you! If you’re in State College and are interested in purchasing the book, Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe is now stocking it–thanks for supporting our local bookstore.
Article in Penn State’s The Daily Collegian
Books are shipping!
October 18: Book Launch at Webster’s in State College
For those of you in central PA, I have multiple readings coming up in October and November, including my book launch at Webster’s Bookstore Cafe on October 18 at 5 PM, which will be followed by a reception, courtesy of Webster’s. I’ll also be reading in Bellefonte, at the Palmer Art Museum, and at Juniata College. See Readings for more details. I hope you can make it!
Upcoming Readings in Michigan
I’ll be in Michigan this week for three readings, two with the wonderful Laura Donnelly. Thursday, Sept. 18, we’ll be at Hope College to read as part of the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series, and then Saturday, Sept. 20, we’ll be reading at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. Monday, Sept. 22, I’ll be at Wayne State for their @Noon Reading Series. Really looking forward to all three readings!
August 25, 2014: Interview on MFA Day Job
Read my new interview with MFA Day Job, “Poetry and PowerPoint,” for a discussion of writing, education, and what it’s like to be a poet working outside of academia. Thanks to Leah Falk for her thoughtful blog.
July 15, 2014: Interview in Tupelo Quarterly
Thank you to Tupelo Quarterly and Jessamyn Smyth for the opportunity to share new work from The Reformation and to talk about the featured poems, art leading the artist, and the word “enskyment.” It’s an honor to be in TQ4. Read the interview and poems here.
Spring 2014: Book Available for Pre-order
January 10, 2014: Winner of the APR/Honickman Prize
Katherine Bode-Lang is the winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, chosen by Stephen Dunn. The Reformation will be published in September 2014 and distributed by Copper Canyon Press.
Photo by Tammy Knepp