FREE, advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Eagle Pond Authors: Frank Bidart


Frank Bidart

Frank Bidart’s most recent poetry collection, Metaphysical Dog, won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and was a National Book Award finalist.  His other books include Watching the Spring Festival, Star Dust, Desire, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965-90.  About Bidart’s work, former U.S. Post Laureate Louise Gluck has said “More fiercely, more obsessively, more profoundly than any poet since Berryman, Bidart explores individual guilt, the insoluble dilemma.”

About the Eagle Pond Authors Series

For the past 18 years, the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series has celebrated great writing by some of the nation’s outstanding authors. This free series is a tribute to beloved poet and author Donald Hall, who is the heart and soul of this series and instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.

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.