Single Voice Reading Series Opens with Award-Winning Poet

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Sept. 1, 2010 – Award-winning poet Andrew Hudgins will read from his work on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. in the Tippie Alumni Center on the Allegheny College campus. The free public presentation is part of the college’s Single Voice Reading Series.

Hudgins has published six acclaimed books of poetry, including “American Rendering: New and Selected Poems” and “Shut Up, You’re Fine: Poems for Very, Very Bad Children.” He also authored “The Glass Anvil,” a collection of literary essays.

Hudgins’ honors include the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his works “Saints and Strangers” and “After the Lost War: A Narrative,” respectively.

Hudgins serves as Humanities Distinguished Professor in English at Ohio State University. He holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa.

For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Associate Professor of English Christopher Bakken at