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Feb. 27, 2004
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Selinsgrove poet Sandra Kohler will participate in a Writers-at-Work session Thursday, March 4, at noon in the Writing Center (200G Roberts Hall) at Bucknell University. (note change in day and date)
During this informal brown-bag lunch session, Kohler will read some of her poetry and discuss her writing process.
An adjunct lecturer in creative writing at Susquehanna University, Kohler moved to Selinsgrove from the Philadelphia area. In addition to teaching at Susquehanna, she was involved in starting a book group at the Selinsgrove Public Library in 1993 that she still serves as discussion leader, which is underwritten by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.
Her first book of poems, The Country of Women, was published in July 1995 by Calyx Books. She won the 2002 AWP Award Series in Poetry for her second book, The Ceremonies of Longing, recently published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
Kohler's poems have appeared over the past 20 years in periodicals including The Southern Review, Poetry Now, The Massachusetts Review, Calyx, Countermeasures, Prairie Schooner, The Women's Review of Books, and The American Poetry Review. Awarded the Calapooya Collage Poetry Prize in 1994, she has twice received fellowships in poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Kohler holds master's and doctoral degrees from Bryn Mawr College, where she taught in the English department from 1969-76. She has taught literature and writing courses at levels ranging from elementary school to university and adult education.