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Todd Davis, with a slight smile, outdoors in a wooded area, wearing a blue shirt
Poetry Moment
Mondays at 7:45 a.m. and 4:44 p.m.

Poetry Moment highlights the wealth of poets and poetry in Pennsylvania. The series is a collaboration between WPSU and a central Pennsylvania poet, who hosts the show.

The 2022-23 season is hosted by Todd Davis. Each week, Davis will select, introduce, and read poems by a sampling of Pennsylvania poets from different regions of our state. Poetry Moment seeks to focus attention on the ways poetry speaks to our individual and collective histories and arises out of the places we inhabit and that inhabit us.

For the past 20 years, Davis has lived and worked along the Allegheny Front between the villages of Bellwood and Tipton. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including most recently “Coffin Honey” and “Native Species,” both published by Michigan State University Press. He edited the nonfiction collection, Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball, and co-edited the anthology Making Poems. His writing has won the Midwest Book Award, the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, the Chautauqua Editors Prize, and the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year. He teaches environmental studies, creative writing, and American literature at Pennsylvania State University’s Altoona College.

You can find out more about Todd Davis on his website.

The 2021-22 season was hosted by then Penn State laureate Shara McCallum.

Poetry Moment's music is by Eric Ian Farmer.