Dr. Nicole Santalucia will join fellow award-winning poet Erin Hoover for a book reading and signing at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Santalucia will read from her most recent publication The Book of Dirt, a collection of poems that chronicles outrage, love, and fear, wed to the terrain and culture of south-central Pennsylvania. In the collection “lesbians crawl out of the grave that America has been digging since its inception; these are timely poems of resistance, celebrating marriage, sobriety, and survival.”
Santalucia is the author of several books and is the recipient of the Charlotte Mew Chapbook Prize and the Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in the Best American Poetry, The Cincinnati Review, Los Angeles Review, Colorado Review, The Normal School, North American Review and others.
Santalucia is the author of “The Book of Dirt” (NYQ Books, 2020), “Spoiled Meat” (Headmistress Press, 2019), and “Because I Did Not Die” (Bordighera Press, 2015). She is a recipient of the Charlotte Mew Chapbook Prize, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize, and the Arkana Literary Review’s Editor’s Choice Award. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Best American Poetry, The Cincinnati Review, The Rumpus, Columbia Journal, The Normal School, diode, The Boiler, TINGE, The Florida Review, Out Magazine and elsewhere. She is an associate professor, the director of First-Year Writing, and co-chair of the LGBTQ+ Advisory Council at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. She has led poetry workshops in the Cumberland County Prison, Shippensburg Public Library, the Boys & Girls Club, and nursing homes. Santalucia received her MFA from The New School University and her PhD from Binghamton University. She founded The Binghamton Poetry Project in 2011.
This event is free and open to the public