Eagle Pond: Sharon McDermott
October 25 @ 7:00 pm
Smith Recital Hall
Sharon Fagan McDermott is a poet, musician, and a teacher of literature at a private school in Pittsburgh. Her full-length poetry collection, Life Without Furniture (Jacar Press, 2018), has been hailed by Nancy Reddy as “remarkable for the generosity of its attention and the precision with which it renders the objects of that attention.” McDermott is also the author of three chapbooks, Voluptuous, Alley Scatting (Parallel Press, 2005), and most recently, Bitter Acoustic, winner of the 2011 Jacar Press Chapbook competition. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies and in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, and Seneca Review. McDermott has also been a recipient of both a Pittsburgh Foundation Award and a PA Council on the Arts grant.
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 will follow the reading. Free tickets are available in advance to ensure admission.