Sarah Blake / WPSU-FM Associate Producer

Sarah Blake


The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel, The Help, was just released as a film. The film stars Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer. Our reviewer, Sarah May Clarkson, is a frequent contributor to BookMark.


How Did You Get This Number? by Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley published a new collection of essays, How Did You Get This Number?, last year in 2010. If you remember her debut collection, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, you can be assured of another hilarious read.


Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Six months ago Book Mark producer Sarah Blake was anticipating a baby. She just gave birth to a baby boy last Wednesday. We’re rebroadcasting her review of Spoon to celebrate.


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.


The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball

When a NYC journalist visits State College and falls in love with a farmer, what happens next? Our review will tell you about the exciting new book that tells this true story.


The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine

Fiction can help us through difficult truths and can move us to act. One novel recently captivated a local college student, and she came to WPSU to share her review.


Women of the West by Dorothy Gray

A local author captures the stories of many amazing pioneer women of the West in this historical nonfiction book that's been brought back to print.


World Tree by David Wojahn

For the last week of National Poetry Month, we take a look at a book published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Find out more about a poet that's working everything from Reagan to Scrabble into his exciting poems.


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.