On Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., the featured author of the 2021 African American Read-In at Penn State Altoona, Cortney Lamar Charleston, will give a reading from his works of poetry and offer a question-and-answer session.
Charleston is the author of “Telepathologies” and “Doppelgangbanger.” He was awarded a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and has received fellowships from Cave Canem and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, his poems have appeared in “POETRY,” “The American Poetry Review,” “The Kenyon Review,” “Granta,” and “The Nation.” Charleston serves as a poetry editor at “The Rumpus” and sits on the editorial board at Alice James Books.
All events are free and open to the public and sponsored by the African American Read-In at Penn State Altoona with additional support from the Blair County NAACP.
Visit the African American Read-In site at https://sites.psu.edu/aareadin
to find out more and sign up to receive Zoom information for the Read-in events.