Sarah Blake / WPSU-FM Associate Producer

Sarah Blake


God, Seed by Rebecca Foust and Lorna Stevens

It's our third week of National Poetry Month! Our book this week is half poetry and half paintings and drawings. No matter the form, the book explores nature and the amazing world that surrounds us.


Domain of Perfect Affection by Robin Becker

For the second week of National Poetry Month, we take a look at the most recent collection of poetry from the talented Penn State laureate.


Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry by Jim Daniels

National Poetry Month begins, and BookMark starts the celebration with a book by a Pittsburgh poet reviewed by an Altoona poet!


The Wisdom of Wooden by John Wooden and Steve Jamison

Wrap up March with a little more March Madness! As the final game of the tournament approaches, listen in for our review of a book by a basketball legend.


Under Glass by Jen Hirt

A Penn State Harrisburg professor recently published her first book of literary nonfiction. This collection of essays shares family stories, and tales of amazing, old greenhouses that made up the family business.


Dog On It by Spencer Quinn

A new mystery series will have you barking for more! Narrated by a fun-loving canine, these books follow a dog and his owner as they run the Little Detective Agency.


More by Barbara Crooker

Learn more about a moving new book of poetry by a local poet, who recently read at Lock Haven University. You may have heard her poems on The Writer’s Almanac.


Catina’s Haircut by Paola Corso

Start March off with a book that will take you to Italy! This novel, composed of linked short stories, follows four generations of an Italian family. They immigrate to Pittsburgh, and many stories take place there as well.


John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism by Keith Gilyard

It's the final week of Black History Month! Listen in to learn more about a forthcoming biography of a literary activist. A Penn State professor authors the book, and a Penn State student offers her review!


Sarah Blake is an associate producer for radio at WPSU. She produces WPSU’s radio series BookMark, the book review show that highlights the amazing community of readers in central Pennsylvania.

In addition to her work with the radio, Sarah is studying for her MFA in poetry at Penn State. Her poetry is forthcoming in literary journals such as Michigan Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Review, and Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics. She is also the 2010 winner of the Toby Thompson Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. Plus, as a teaching assistant for the English department, she teaches composition and creative writing.

Her work in radio reminds her there’s a non-college-student world in State College. She looks forward to hearing more from the readers in the area, from Altoona to Bradford.