Julia Spicher Kasdorf and Steven Rubin will present Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields, a collaborative documentary project. Kasdorf is author of three books in the Pitt Poetry Series, most recently Poetry in America. Her poems were awarded a 2009 NEA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize and appear in numerous anthologies. She is a Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Penn State, where she teaches creative writing. Rubin is a documentary photographer whose work addresses rural poverty, refugee migration, immigrant detention, and the social and environmental impacts of energy development. He has been a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India, a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellow, and an Open Society Institute Media Fellow. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Penn State, where he teaches photography.