Eagle Pond Authors' Series

Thank you to our sponsor

Generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group at the PSU Bookstore helps keep this series free and open to the public. A book signing and reception follow each reading. Free tickets are available in advance to ensure admission.

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Eagle Pond Authors: April Bernard


April Bernard’s first book, Blackbird Bye Bye was chosen by Amy Clampitt as the winner of the 1989 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. The judge commended the book for its utter lack of apology, saying: “The wit here is corrosive, the ear faultless, the raised voice one to which we cannot Read More »»

Eagle Pond Authors: Henri Cole

Henri Cole-courtesy Star Black-250

Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan and raised in Virginia in a household where three languages were spoken.  He has published eight collections of poetry, including Middle Earth, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.  He has received many awards for his work, including the Jackson Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, Read More »»

Eagle Pond Authors: Ellen Bryant Voigt


Ellen Bryant Voigt is the author of several poetry collections, including her most recent, Headwaters: Poems that Publishers Weekly said is “defined by a liquid precision.” The poems in this collection—with no punctuation and no capitalization—read “as though she has burst in on each poem mid-thought.” Voigt was nominated for the National Book Award for Read More »»

Eagle Pond Authors: Mark Wunderlich


Wunderlich’s first book, The Anchorage, was published in 1999 by the University of Massachusetts Press, and received the Lambda Literary Award. His second book, Voluntary Servitude, was published by Graywolf Press in 2004. A third volume of poems titled The Earth Avails, is forthcoming from Graywolf in 2014. As a teacher, Wunderlich has taught in Read More »»