LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - As part of Lock Haven University’s Up-Write Reading Series, internationally known poet Sofia Starnes will read selections from her poetry in the Multipurpose Room of the Parsons Union Building on Monday, November 10 at 7 pm. The public is invited to this free event.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
A recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Starnes was awarded the 2001 Aldrich Poetry Prize for “The Soul’s Landscape,” the 2001 Transcontinental Poetry Award and 2004 Honor Book/Virginia Literary Awards for “A Commerce of Moments,” and the 2008 Whitebird Poetry Series Prize for “Corpus Homini: A Poem for Single Flesh.”
Other recognitions include the 1997 Rainer Maria Rilke Poetry Prize, Editor’s Prize in the 2002 Marlboro Prize in Poetry competition, and a Pushcart nomination.
A writer of Philippine-Spanish heritage, Starnes was born in Manila and received an advanced degree in English Philology from the University of Madrid. She became an American citizen in 1989.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. Additional information is available at http://sofiastarnes.com/