S265. Permanent Longing: Connecting Across Borders in Writing About Lost Homelands
Saturday, March 30, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Patricia Clark is Poet-in-Residence and Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University. Author of five volumes of poetry, Patricia’s latest book is The Canopy. Other work appears in The Atlantic, Gettysburg Review, Poetry, Slate, Michigan Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner.
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley’s five collections of poetry include When the Wanderers Come Home; Where the Road Turns; and Becoming Ebony. A survivor of the Liberian civil war, Patricia’s poems explore war and survival. She is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Penn State Altoona.
Richard Robbins's most recent poetry collection is Body Turn to Rain: New and Selected Poems. He currently directs the creative writing program at Minnesota State Mankato.
Lola Koundakjian has authored two poetry books and read in four international poetry festivals in Quebec, Peru, Colombia and West Bank. She co-curates the Zohrab Center's poetry reading series in midtown Manhattan, and runs the Armenian Poetry Project in multiple languages and audio.