Penn State Shenango to host ‘A Night with the Poets’

SHARON, Pa. — Poets Craig Paulenich and Kelly Bancroft will join Penn State Shenango for the final event of the campus’s lecture series. The presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. April 1, via Zoom webinar (ID: 97108282033; passcode: 2021) for the community to attend.

 At “A Night with the Poets,” Paulenich and Bancroft will perform select poems, discuss what poetry is and delve into the meaning behind poems.

Paulenich is professor emeritus of English at Kent State University. He has authored three poetry books, "Drift of the Hunt," "Blood Will Tell," and "Old Brown," and was a co-editor of "Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism and Contemporary American Poetry" – a landmark anthology of poems and essays from 45 American Buddhist poets.

Bancroft is an award-winning poet, prose writer and playwright. Her plays have been produced in Youngstown, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh, and two of her one-acts have won spots in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival and has had a documentary selected for the Cleveland International Film Festival. Bancroft has also recently published her first book of poetry: "Two Dreams of the Afterlife" and teaches for the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Detention Center and Hiram College.

Contact Melissa Fowler in Academic Affairs at 724-983-2825 or [email protected] for connection assistance or other inquiries.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Jammie Clark at [email protected] or call 724-983-2838 at least two weeks prior to the start of the program to allow sufficient time to effectively meet your access needs.


Melissa Fowler

Academic Affairs Administrative Support Coordinator, Penn State Shenango

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