A Pennsylvania University Serves as a Haven for Poetry

When John C. Bravman, an electrical engineer, was planning his inauguration as president of Bucknell University, in 2010, he took advantage of Bucknell's resources to do something worthy of a Renaissance prince: He asked for an inaugural poem.

Shara McCallum, an English professor who is director of Bucknell University's Stadler Center for Poetry, obliged with "Susquehanna," a lovely evocation, in couplets, of the river that flows a few