LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - As part of Lock Haven University’s UpWrite series, Barbara Crooker will be reading poems that illuminate the role of medicine in the lives of caregivers and patients. The reading is designed to encourage conversations between the sciences and humanities.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.
Crooker will present her reading at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 in the Multipurpose Room of the Parsons Union Building. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
An internationally published poet, Crooker is the author of 14 poetry collections, a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, and the recipient of numerous awards, including 3 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships and 26 Pushcart Prize nominations. In the field of Medical Humanities, her subjects include raising an autistic son, traumatic head injury (TBI), stillbirths, emphysema, aging, breast cancer, torn rotator cuff, degenerative disc disorder, and acl tear. For more information, please see http://www.lhup.edu/English/ and http://www.barbaracrooker.com/
While at LHU, Crooker also will meet with Women’s Studies and visit English, art, and other classes. In the art classes, she will present her ekphrastic poems, written about specific works of art.
This reading is made possible with funding from the English department and Women’s Studies program.
On March 9, WPSU radio will air a rerun of Professor Marjorie Maddox Hafer’s review of Barabara Crooker’s book “More.” The review is part of WPSU’s popular Bookmark program. WPSU’s Bookmark reviews are available online at http://www.wpsu.org/radio/programs/bookmark