November 2006

"In a Minute there is Time for a Hundred Indecisions"

From the archive of 91st meridian:
Adrienne Ho, an MFA candidate in literary translation at the University of Iowa, translates the poems of Supulcia, the only extant female literary text from the Augustan period (1st century BCE) of ancient Rome. Ho writes, in her introduction to the piece, "I’m drawn to Sulpicia for entirely personal reasons. I like her. Or rather, I like who I imagine she might have been – a smart, coquettish, young literary brat."
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Louis Farrakhan Speech

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performance
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Slight pause at 30 minutes, 32 seconds. The tape ends shortly before the conclusion of Farrakhan's speech.
Louis Farrakhan
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English

Johnson County Reads: T.C. Boyle

Iowa Writers' Workshop alumnus T.C. Boyle's novel,The Tortilla Curtain, was selected for "One Community, One Book: All Johnson County Reads," an annual community-wide reading project. T.C. Boyle visited campus to promote the project's launch.The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR) coordinates the project in conjunction with representatives from other sponsoring organizations from Johnson County and the UI. "The Tortilla Curtain" explores Topanga Canyon, home to two couples on a collision course.
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