Eagle Pond Authors’ Series: Barbara Edelman
Barbara Edelman is the author of Dream of the Gone-From City (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2017), hailed by Lynn Emanuel as “brilliant” and by Dorothy Barresi as “a beautiful and long-awaited debut.” Edelman was educated at Colgate University, California State University Northridge, and holds the MFA in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also the author of a poetry chapbook, A Girl in Water, from Parallel Press at the University of Wisconsin. Her poems have appeared in various journals including Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Cimarron Review, and 5 AM. Edelman has received the Scott Turow Award for short fiction, and fellowships and residencies from the Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her one-act play, “Charades,” received production as a winner in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. She teaches writing and literature at the University of Pittsburgh.
About the Eagle Pond Authors Series
For the past 20 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.