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Bode-Lang_author_photoFebruary 25: Readings in Lock Haven, PA

I’m looking forward to visiting Lock Haven University and Lock Haven’s Ross Library for two readings later this month. If you’re in the area, I’ll be speaking as part of the Food for Thought series at the Ross Library at 12:30 PM on February 25. Then at 5:30 PM, I’ll be reading in the multipurpose room of the Parsons Union Building at Lock Haven University as part of their Pennsylvania Authors Reading Series.

“Radical Compromise as Redress”: Book Review on Literary Mama

Thank you to Literary Mama for “Radical Compromise as Redress: A Review of Katherine Bode-Lang’s The Reformation.” I am grateful for such a thoughtful review of my work, including this: “Her language offers unapologetic offense as the best defense.” Check out all the good writing Literary Mama has to offer!

Book Signing at AWP: April 10 @ 11 AM

I’m really excited to be headed to Minneapolis for AWP next week. I’ll be signing books at the American Poetry Review’s booth (#400) on Friday, April 10, at 11 AM. You can purchase a copy of The Reformation at Copper Canyon Press’s booth (Sponsor Booth #1001). Both booths are in the first row, closest to the entrance. Hope to see you there!

First Book Festival at Penn State April 3-4

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

Many thanks to Marjorie Maddox for her review of The Reformation on WPSU, the local NPR station for the Penn State area. Miss it? Hear it online at WPSU.

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

Thanks to Christine Tenny for featuring my reading at Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe in an article for Penn State’s student newspaper, The Daily Collegian

Books are shipping!

Happy October! Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell’s Books are all shipping the book. The Reformation will be available from Copper Canyon Press shortly.

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

The Reformation is now available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Look for it at Copper Canyon Press soon.

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.




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