Poets featured in Big Dog series

p>For Immediate Release:  Oct. 5, 2016

BLOOMSBURG — Poets Dawn Leas and Todd Davis will read from their works as a part of Bloomsburg University’s Big Dog Reading Series on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in Kehr Union, room 341A. This program is free and open to the public.

Leas is author of a full-length collection, “Take Something When You Go,” and a chapbook, “I Know When to Keep Quiet.” Her work has appeared in the anthology “Everyday Escape Poems” and in journals like the Cumberland River Review, Clear Poetry and Pedestal Magazine. Leas earned her bachelor’s in communication with a minor in English from the University of Scranton and her master’s in creative writing from Wilkes University. She is the assistant to the president at Wilkes University.

Davis is the author of five full-length collections, “Winterkill,” “In the Kingdom of the Ditch,” “The Least of These,” “Some Heaven” and “Ripe” as well as a limited edition chapbook, “House of Water, Moon and Snow: The Thoreau Poems.” His poems have been nominated for honors, including the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry, and included in journals and magazines like the American Poetry Review.  Davis teaches creative writing, American literature and environmental studies at Pennsylvania State University’s Altoona Campus.

BU’s Big Dog Reading Series, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts’ creative writing program, hosts regionally and nationally known poets and writers to campus.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.