Wilkes University


Poet Shelley Puhak Workshop and Reading

Poet Shelley Puhak will be here Wednesday, April 13th, for two special sessions -- a 3:30-4:45 p.m. poetry workshop in Kirby 108 and a 7:00 p.m. reading in the Kirby Salon.  

Shelley Puhak is the author of two poetry collections, the more recent of which,Guinevere in Baltimore, was selected by Charles Simic for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. Her debut, Stalin in Aruba, was a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award and was awarded the Towson Prize for Literature. Puhak’s poems have appeared in many journals, most recently Kenyon Review Online, Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, North American Review, and Verse Daily. Her essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, and Salon.

Puhak earned her MA in English Lit from the University of Delaware and her MFA in Poetry from the University of New Orleans. She has received grants and awards from DISQUIET International Literary Program, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Maryland State Arts Council. Puhak teaches at Notre Dame of Maryland University, where she is the Eichner Endowed Professor. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and son.

Puhak’s books will be for sale at the reading.

Hope you can make one or both of these opportunities. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Mischelle Anthony (mischelle.anthony@wilkes.edu) .