The University of Scranton's Reading Series

Begun in 1983 by Professor John Meredith Hill, the University Reading Series brings distinguished writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama to campus each year to give free public readings of their work to the greater Scranton community and to meet with, instruct, and inspire students and faculty in the Department of English and Theatre. 

Guest readers have included: Anne Pierson Wiese (Floating City Poems), Catie Rosemurgy (The Stranger Maual), David Wyatt (The Year America Turned), Ada Limón (Bright Dead Things, Sharks in the Rivers, This Big Fake World: A Story in Verse, Lucky Wreck), Allison Joseph (Voices: Poems, My Father's Kite, Worldly Pleasures, Imitation of Life, Soul Train), and Matthew Hobson (The Audubon Guide to North American Suicides).

For more information, please email Joe Kraus or Billie Tadros, Department of English & Theatre.

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Brianna Noll

Alumna Poet Brianna Noll's New Book Turning Heads

We're proud to boast about alum Brianna Noll (English, 2004) whose new book of poetry, The Price of Scarlet, (University of Kentucky Press) is winning attention and praise.

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The Chicago Review of Books has recently named it a top book to read this January, and the magazine offers a glowing review, including the following:

Her vivid poems obscure the line between what is literal and what is figurative. The result is alchemic and ethereal — each verse intricately layered with sharp observation as well as emotional and intellectual exploration and questioning.

To read the full review, go here:  We aren't the only ones to brag about Brianna Noll's recent collection of poetry.  Read an interview with her here:

February 14, 2017
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Allison Joseph
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Daniel Alarcon